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Smartphone Diabetes Management Apps

From medications and blood sugar readings to physical activity and meals, it’s particularly essential for diabetes patients to keep track of lots of important information. Although such information can be recorded with pencil and paper, diabetes management apps may be able to simplify the lives of diabetes patients by giving them a convenient place to log their data, set goals, track progress and see patterns.

Poor glucose control can lead to long-term diabetes, macro and micro-vascular complications leading to higher mortality and morbidity. Therefore, anything that makes your life easier is a win.

Moreover, research shows that using smartphone diabetes apps to keep track of information can keep you in touch with your diabetes and improve your health. You’ll be more engaged with your diabetes and that is the main goal.

With increasing number of smartphone users globally, research shows that it’s possible to apply smartphone app technology to help diabetes patients better manage their condition. In this review, we explore the use of digital health and newer technologies in diabetes self-management to improve diabetes-related outcomes.

Glucose Buddy Diabetes App

This app guides you through the activities of monitoring and recording glucose, carbohydrate intakes, exercise, AIC results and medications and allows data to be synchronized online to glucosebuddy.com (the Diabetes Buddy Website). It’s for both type 1 and type 2 Diabetes patients. Glucose Buddy offers reminders to take your meds and check your blood glucose at specific time intervals. Moreover, the reminders can be easily tailored to your preferences. The app also incorporates various social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to communicate to users about changes and updates to the app. There’s also an active online forum that allows users to have questions answered rom other users and share their experiences regarding other topics such as gestational diabetes or insulin pumps.

diabetes apps androidPros

  • Glucose Buddy offers reminders to take your meds and check your blood glucose
  • Apple iPhone users can register at glucosebuddy.com to sync their logs to the site, input their glucose values or print medication and blood glucose logs for healthcare providers. You can also send reports to your healthcare provider via the website or app.

blood glucose tracker appCons

  • The app does not sync with CGMs (continuous glucose monitors), pumps or meters.
  • Both Apple and Android users can access the Glucose Buddy website but only Apple users can sync the app with the web portal. Android users must manually input their data on the website. Since there’s no way for Android users to back-up their logs, if they lose their devices and haven’t manually entered their logs on the web portal, they have to start over.
  • A built-in food database and calories tracker has been planned, but the release date has not yet been set.
  • Users are required to pay a $3.99 fee to enable weight and blood pressure logging.

 Diabetes Pilot App

Diabetes Pilot allows you to record your data in one convenient place: insulin, glucose and other medications, exercise, meals, weight, and blood pressure averages for up to 90 days. It also contains a database that includes important nutritional information on a wide range of food items in addition to information about protein, carbohydrate, fiber, fat, cholesterol, fiber, and other nutrients. Diabetes Pilot also features an insulin calculator that is designed to take into account the protein, carbohydrate and fiber content of foods you enter for meal in order to calculate the number of insulin units you need to reach your targeted blood sugar level.

best diabetes app 2018Pros

  • Record and track your data including medications, exercise, weight, blood pressure, and meals in one place. You can also use the Flexible Note Records to record your events, test results and any other data you may like.
  • The integrated food database allows you to count calories carbohydrates and other nutritional information. Moreover, you can use the updated food database to search and scan barcodes.
  • The app generates comprehensive graphs and reports that allow you to find trends in your medications, blood sugar levels and other areas. Save and print reports in order to share them with your doctor.
  • The app allows you to sync data between devices.

Cons

  • There are additional charges to buy the software to sync food information and data to a computer.
  • The insulin does not take into consideration additional factors such as previous dose, exercise and other factors that could affect your insulin dose.

WaveSense Diabetes Manager

WaveSense Diabetes Manager allows you to keep track of your blood glucose results, insulin doses and carbohydrate intake.

Main features include :

  • video content from dLife,
  • a log book,
  • email reports,
  • trend charts,
  • color-coded results,
  • and fully customizable mealtime schedules and target ranges for hyper-/hypoglycemia limits.

smartphone apps for diabetes managementPros

  • Attractive design and easy navigation
  • Ability to easily customize for target blood glucose range, insulin use, meal schedules, and targets for pre-/post-prandial meals.
  • Easy food lookup
  • Allows for detailed notes regarding exercise, blood glucose entry, abnormalities in medication regime, excessive fat intake, alcohol, sick days, or skipped meals.
  • Recipes with detailed nutrition data.
  • WaveSense Diabetes Manager includes a share function allowing users to email their logbook data to their dietitians or other health professionals.
  • Videos featuring interviews and recipe demos with diabetes patients (both celebrities and regular people).
  • No intrusive advertisements

What's the best diabetes smartphone appCons

  • The app doesn’t include an option for food journaling or a food tracker. A food journal has proven to be very helpful especially for people who have been newly diagnosed with diabetes especially when it comes to understanding how food patterns affect their blood sugar outcomes.

There’s much enthusiasm especially among diabetes patients, caregivers and industry to use a wide range of digital tools particularly for diabetes self-management. Although large control trials are still needed to establish the cost-benefits and effectiveness of digital tools in improving diabetes outcomes, the future is promising.

Dario Blood Glucose Monitoring System

Dario Blood Glucose Monitoring System

Read about the new DARIO smartphone app for Diabetes HERE!

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Non Invasive Glucose Meter Wins FDA Approval

Freestyle Libre ‘Flash’ Glucose Monitoring System.

The United States Food and Drug Administration  (FDA) recently announced the long-awaited approval of Abbott Labs’ FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System (Bloodless Glucose Meter). This is a meaningful development both for the company and Diabetes patients especially in the United States. However, it was expected. Abbott is already marketing this new non invasive glucose meter and it was just a matter of time before the device received U.S. FDA approval.

When Can we Expect it in Major Retail Pharmacies?

Earlier this year, the company presented data from 50,000 Freestyle Libre users which show that patients are checking their blood sugar levels at least 16 times per day. This frequency is significantly higher compared to other monitoring systems. The high frequency of checking blood glucose levels is largely attributable to the fact that the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System does not require any finger pricking.

Since more frequent monitoring is usually associated with better health outcomes particularly for diabetes patients, you can expect high demand for the device in the United States especially after winning FDA approval.

We expect the device to be launched in major pharmacies in the United States by the end of 2017. However, IN the United States, FreeStyle Libre Flash is approved only for adults with diabetes. The FreeStyle Libre sensor can be considered a ‘replacement’ for fingersticks because it provides real time readings and clear trends that are used for insulin dosing. Therefore, this device eliminates the need for any fingerstick calibrations.

In the United States, FreeStyle Libre Flash has three main differences:

  • A shorter wear time (10 days).
  • It will require a physician’s prescription.
  • A significantly longer warm-up period after installation (12 hours).

Outside the United States, the device does not require a prescription, has a longer wear time of 14 days and requires just 1-hour warm-up.

One of the biggest changes is the longer war-up period which means that when you insert a new sensor, it will not provide any real-time blood glucose readings for the first 12 hours. Therefore, some users must go back to fingersticks during the warm-up period. Therefore, it’s recommended that you put a new sensor on before bed in order to get through much of the warm-up period. The other option is to buy two readers, overlap sensor wear times in order to avoid going for 12 hours without glucose data.

FreeStyle Libre Flash is a Continuous Glucose Monitor because it collects glucose data every minute and displays the reading and trend arrow. However, it’s essential to understand that it does not have an alarm and it does not communicate continuously with the reader device as other Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) devices do.

The sensor must be scanned within 1.5 inches using the hand-held reader to get real-time glucose data. You can scan the sensor even through clothing making the process far less painful, visible and obtrusive than a fingerstick.

FreeStyle libre Flash is approved to be worn on the upper arm, is fully disposable, is waterproof (for swimming and showering), is not affected by acetaminophen (Tylenol) and can store 8 hours of recent data. Remember, if more than 8 hours have passed between scans, the device will only capture the most recent 8 hours of data.

This approval comes one year after being submitted to the FDA for approval and a year since FreeStyle Libre Pro was launched in the US. This real-time version of FreeStyle Libre will expand the US Continuous Glucose Monitoring market significantly. The lower price, small on-body footprint, pharmacy distribution, no need for fingersticks, and ease of insertion are all very welcome improvements especially for diabetes patients.

FreeStyle Libre Flash is similar to convention CGM devices in that it measures the glucose levels in interstitial fluid in real time. However the device offers various advantages such as lower cost and longer sensor wear. Moreover in contrast to other CGM devices, FreeStyle Libre is factory calibrated meaning it doesn’t require fingerstick measurements for calibration.

At the initial United States launch, the device will only communicate with the reader device and this means that it won’t support smartphone connectivity. However, we all hope that Abbott will submit the LibreLinkUP (remote monitoring) and LibreLink (android) apps for approval by the FDA soon. Most people are excited to see this version of FreeStyle Libre Glucose Monitoring System coming to the United States. Diabetes patients globally have responded positively to this device and it’s now being used by at least 400,000 people in more than 41 countries.

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Will There Be a Diabetes Apple Watch?

Apple Has A Top-secret Team Working On The Next Version Of The Diabetes Watch

Over the last decade, we have witnessed an acceleration of modern technological advances especially for people suffering from diabetes, a medical condition that affects over 30 million Americans.

These advances are promising diabetes patients,

  • fewer injections,
  • less pains,
  • less worry and
  • less mental math about managing this condition.

Blood Glucose Monitoring Watch These new systems provide real time and more accurate information on blood glucose through built-in clinical support algorithms, apps, automated insulin delivery and wireless technology that reduce diabetes complications and the burden in general.

Apple Hires a Secret Team to Develop New Diabetes Treatment System

According to CNBC, AAPL (Apple) has hired a team of biomedical engineers to work on a sensor that will detect blood sugar levels, sparking reports of the company embedding the new sensors into wearable devices that could potentially be “must haves” for diabetes patients. However, it could be a long time before this new technology is actually available on the market. This initiative was envisioned by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, to develop a sensor that can continuously and non-invasively monitor blood glucose levels to better treat diabetes.

There are some recent successes: CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) systems including the Dexcom G5 Mobile continuous Glucose Monitoring System. This system uses a sensor through a very tiny catheter that is usually slipped just under the patient’s skin in order to provide glucose readings every five minutes. The sensor transmits information wirelessly to a stand-alone smartphone or receiver to alert the patient of downward or upward trends in their blood glucose so they can take appropriate pre-emptive action.

If successful, this revolutionary initiative by Apple could help diabetes patients turn various devices such as the Apple Watch into essential must haves. The breakthrough might be a holy grail for diabetes patients because many life sciences organizations have tried to no avail. Tracking blood sugar levels accurately and non-invasively has proven to be highly challenging. However, According to people familiar with the matter, Apple has been carrying out feasibility trials and has hired a team of consultants to figure out the proper regulatory pathways.

The initiative has been going on for more than five years. Steve Jobs envisioned a wearable device like the Smart watch being used to accurately monitor vitals such as blood glucose, heart rate and oxygen levels. Apple quietly acquired Cor in 2010 after the then CEO Bob Mersserschmidit sent Steve a cold email about sensor technologies for human health and wellness. However, Bob later joined Steve jobs’ Apple Watch team.

The team reports to Apple’s vice president of hardware technology, Johny Srouji. As of a year ago, about 30 people were reportedly working in this group. However, it is speculated that about a dozen experts from companies such as Sano, Masimo, C Vital Connect, C8 Medisensors and Medtronic have joined this secretive group while others joined the team dedicated to the Apple Watch.

The Diabetes Apple Watch Faces An Uphill Battle

According to three people familiar with the matter, Apple is dedicated to developing an optical sensor which will measure indications of blood glucose by simply shining a light through the patient’s skin. John L. Smith described this as one of the most difficult technical challenges he has ever encountered in his career. The process has been littered with failures but this has not stopped companies from attempting to crack this lucrative yet elusive opportunity.

Terrace Gregg, Dexcom Executive chairman told Reuters that to succeed, companies would incur several hundred dollars. However, the breakthrough would me a huge advantage for millions of people suffering from diabetes, open up potential channels for patients to track their blood glucose and spur new medical research. The Apple Watch would provide an easier and more convenient way for consumers to track their blood glucose.

However Apple is not the only company eying the elusive opportunities in this field. Google’s life sciences team, Verily, is also working on a smart contact lens that will measure blood glucose through the eye. In 2015, the team also partnered with Dexcom to develop a device no bigger than the normal bandage that measures blood glucose.

According to the report by CNBC, Apple has hired an anonymous office away from its headquarters for biomedical engineers to work in total secret. The report also indicates that the team has been so successful it’s already conducting trials of the new sensor at various clinical sites in the Bay Area, San Francisco. The team’s recent success is the main reason why Apple has hired consultants to navigate the process of getting approval by the FDA.

One of the practical issues the team aims to overcome is the fact that reading blood glucose using optical issues is hard. On the other hand, there are numerous companies that have tried using non-invasive monitoring for blood glucose and failed. For instance, HealBe’s Go Be promised to count calorie intake non-invasively and failed terribly.

Right now, inserting a sensor just below the skin is the only effective way of continuously monitoring your blood sugar level. Continuous blood glucose monitors use internal sensors that connect with external transmitters that are often held, for example, on the thigh, tricep or stomach. Even wearables such as the KTrack use very tiny needles that are burrowed into the patient’s skin.

Statistics from the WHO (World Health Organization) show that there are more than 422 million diabetes patients in the world. That is up from about 10 million in 1980, a very sharp increase for a condition that is know to be one of the leading causes of kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and blindness. Moreover, more than 4 million deaths per year are directly related to complications with diabetes . Therefore, if Apple can innovate, where so many companies have failed, then it will undoubtedly make the number of consumers willing to buy the Blood Glucose Monitoring Watch, increase exponentially!

Turn your Smart Phone into a Smart Blood Glucose Meter!

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New Dario Glucose Meter: Blood Glucose Monitoring System

Turn your Smart Phone into a Smart Blood Glucose Meter!

The Dario Smart Blood Glucose Monitoring System integrates with your smartphone directly allowing you to monitor and track your blood glucose and other important elements, on your phone. This all-in-one system from LabStyle Innovations was launched internationally in 2013 and has been under review by the FDA since then. Dario was given the go ahead by the FDA in December 2015 and it hit the U.S market in mid May 2016.This system is a sleek plastic device that’s about the size of the normal cigarette lighter with a cartridge of 25 strips housed on top and a lancet built into the bottom.

Technical specifications

  • Blood sample size: Minimum of 0.3 microlitres
  • Time to process and display results: 6 seconds
  • Memory: Limited to phone/device memory
  • Batteries: not required
  • Averages: 7, 14, or 30 days
  • Hematocrit range: 20 to 60%
  • Measurement range 0.6 to 33.3 mmol/L
  • Weight: 40 grams
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 113°F (10° to 45°C)
  • Storage temperature: 36° to 90°F (2° to 32°C)
  • Altitude: up to 3,400 meters
  • Dimensions: 104 x 21 x 11mm.

Explore the Features of the Dario Blood Glucose Monitoring System

  1. All-in-one Glucose Monitoring System

Dario Blood Glucose Monitoring

Dario Blood Glucose Monitoring System

There are two main things that make the Dario Blood Glucose Monitoring System stand out from other systems. The first reason is that it turns your smart phone into the glucose meter. The second is that the test strip and lancet holder are combined into one, convenient, easy to use and well-designed device. It is ideal for keeping things discrete because nobody would actually guess that it’s actually a glucose meter.

  1. The lancet/needle

The lancet that is housed on one end of the all-in-one device can be accessed by simply snapping off the orange piece. You can also set the needle’s depth, and then pull down the back piece in order to load the needle before pressing the button (orange button) to release it.

  1. Test strips

Test strips are stored on the opposite end of the device. Therefore, there’s no need to carry around several pieces. Moreover, the cartridge that contains 25 test strips simply snaps into place and you just need to remove the white piece you’ll find at the end. The device comes with two test strip cartridges and each cartridge contains 25 test strips.

  1. Meter attachment

The Dario Smart Blood Glucose Monitoring System turns your smartphone into a blood glucose testing meter by simply plugging in a very small attachment into the phone’s headphone jack. The meter attachment is also conveniently stored in the compact all-in-one device.

  1. The meter

The packing clearly explains how users can download the app and set it up on their phones. You can test your blood sugar by simply plugging in the attachment and opening the app. The device will prompt you to carefully insert a new testing strip before placing a drop of blood on the strip. The meter will count down by first filling in a circle before it displays the glucose level. The device uses a color coding system to show if the glucose level is within range, high or within the borderline. It will then take you to a new screen where you’re required to indicate whether it’s a bedtime, pre-meal or post-meal reading and then enter additional information related to physical activity,  insulin, carbs and even tags.

  1. App-Tracking and Analytics

The Dario app is easy to use and very intuitive. It logs important data and then displays it in a clear and meaningful way to the end user. You can also set up your own personal profile which mainly includes the type of bolus/basal medication you use, your blood glucose thresholds and hyper/hypo warnings. Moreover, you can set reminders, track food, and sync fitness apps.

  1. Logbook and Charts

The app is designed to automatically store all readings in the logbook. You can also choose if you want to view it as a chart, timeline, or list. The chart graphs up the last 14 days and you can share your logbook as a CSV or PDF file with your phone contacts or even by entering an email address.

  1. On-Demand Sharing

The app also lets you chart more including carbohydrate intake, calories and insulin doses and the results can be shared with anyone such as your doctor or family. Moreover, the statistics tab generally gives you a summary for a day, or the last week (7 days), month (30 days), or 90 days. This summary tells you the number of readings you had, the highest or lowest reading and then breaks the data down by how many readings were in range, average or below and then by how many hypers or hypos you had based on your custom settings. You can also click the summary box to see all the readings that fall into that specific category.

  1. Emergency Hypo Alerts

This is an additional safety feature that once enabled on your device; Dario sends a text message to 4 people with your current blood glucose level and a link to where you are using your device’s GPS coordinates. This feature is ideal for people who have or had hypo problems in the past because they can go anywhere at any time with peace of mind.

What are the Benefits of Dairo Smart Blood Glucose Monitoring System?

  • This is one of the latest blood testing meters and everything in the system fits perfectly together. Therefore, instead of carrying around your pouch with separate pieces (lancing device, test strips, meters, etc), all you really need is one compact device and your phone
  • The device is great when it comes to logging everything making your data super convenient to share.
  • You don’t have to worry about charging your meter because the device will work as long as your phone does not run out of charge.
  • The Dario Smart Meter is very small and compact. The case dimensions are 104mm x 21mm x 11mm. This includes the lancing device, test strips and the meter itself.
  • The device is compatible with both android (OS 4.12 or higher) and iOS devices (OS 6.1 or higher)

Drawbacks

  • The device does not sync with other diabetic devices.

Is the The Dario Smart Blood Glucose Monitoring System for me?

If you’re looking for a system that is compact and allows users to log readings directly to their phones, this device is a great option!

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Top 3 Non Invasive Glucose Meters 2016

Here’s the latest on the Top 3 Non Invasive Glucose Monitors 2016

The routine activity of pricking fingers to monitor blood glucose levels is quite hectic for most people with diabetes. Despite this dreadful daily process, the management and control of diabetes is very important.  Fortunately, new glucose meters that don’t require blood, for checking blood glucose levels are being developed by numerous companies around the globe, as we speak – welcome relief  for many, many diabetes sufferers.

  1. FreeStyle Libre 

FreeStyle Libre by Abbott is an entirely new glucose monitoring concept that provides much greater data than CGM (continuous glucose monitors). The readings are provided by simply scanning a sensor instead of pricking your finger.

Main advantages of FreeStyle Libre

  • Lightweight and compact to carry around
  • It provides a graph of how glucose levels are varying just like a CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor)
  • Users can see how much results are trending downwards or upwards by simply scanning the sensor.
  • The FreeStyle Libre sensor is waterproof for 30 minutes in up to 1 meter.
  • More affordable than continuous glucose monitors.
  • The backlit color touch screen can be read in the dark

One of the main benefits of FreeStyle Libre is that it stores up to 90 days of data and you can easily analyze your glucose trend over three months.

See the latest news and Approvals for Freestyle Libre USA. Here

For Freestyle Libre Australia Updates, Click Here.

  1. GlucoWise

GlucoWise allows the concentration of blood sugar to be measured at the blood capillary level. Blood glucose levels are measured by a non-invasive technique by transmitting low-power radio waves (65 GHz) sections of the body such as the earlobe or between the forefinger and thumb. Besides having adequate blood supply, the tissue in these areas is thin enough for the radio waves to pass through.

The radio signals are received by a receiver that collects and analyzes data about the characteristics of your blood. User data is digitally encrypted and transmitted via Bluetooth 4.0 to ensure that user data is never shared with third parties. Data can also be uploaded to secure online database or transmitted to computers using a USB port. Although GlucoWise is still in development, it is expected to be available in late 2016.

  1. Dexcom G5 CGM mobile system

    Dexcom G5 is a CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) system that is approved for both adults and children two years and older. Dexcom G5 mobile uses Bluetooth technology that is built into a transmitter that allows for remote viewing of blood glucose levels and trends from compatible smart devices. Users can monitor glucose data by using a Dexcom mobile receiver or the Dexcom G5 mobile app. Bloodless Glucose Meter

Benefits of the Dexcom G5 mobile system

  • Its small sensor measures blood sugar levels just underneath your skin.
  • The transmitter is secured on top of the sensor in order to send in order to send data to your receiver or compatible smart device.
  • Either the Dexcom receiver or a compatible mobile device will display glucose trends in a colorful display so you can easily see when it’s within range, high or low.

With Dexcom G5, users will be alerted directly on their smart devices when they’re heading too high or too low. Moreover, alerts can be customized to appear as text messages for additional privacy and discretion.

Fantastic news, for the diabetes industry, and for everyone patiently waiting in the Diabetes Community too!

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The Bloodless Glucose Meter Review 2015

It might be possible to test your blood glucose level without a finger prick in the near future. Currently there are various companies testing bloodless glucose meters. One of these glucose meters measures blood sugar using light in less than 20 seconds. The landscape of this technology has grown stronger with solid research and several companies have a real shot of introducing the no stick glucose meter to the market.

Bloodless Glucose Meter – Grove Instruments

no stick glucose meter

Grove Instruments’ newest creation is the optical bridge technology that uses near infrared spectroscopy to measure real time blood glucose in less than 20 seconds. The device is battery-operated just like the traditional meter. However, the main difference is that you only have to place on your earlobe or fingertip. The device is one of its kind and it has already been patented. Grove expects this innovation to allow people suffering from diabetes to monitor their blood sugar levels more easily and convenient. The device will also enable doctors to screen people for diabetes and pre-diabetes more quickly.

Does the Glucometer meet accuracy standards? Optical Bridge technology has already surpassed the ISO 15197 clinical trials standard.

 

Echo Therapeutics

New glucose meters without blood, no blood glucose meter, The Symphony tCGM biosensor that monitors blood glucose levels continuously using a thersdermal sensor was developed by Eco Therapeutics. After placing the biosensor on site, it only needs to warm up for the symphony to transmit the blood glucose level of the user wirelessly to a remote monitor every minute. The monitor keeps track of the rate of glucose changes and the glucose level. Moreover, it provides audible and visual alarms in case the user’s rate of change and blood glucose levels move outside the target range.

 

 

 

OrSense Bloodless Glucose Meter.

bloodless glucose metersOrsense monitors the users’ Blood glucose level using the spectOLight Occlusion Spectroscopy Technology. This bloodless glucose meter has a ring shaped sensor that can be worn on the thumb or any other finger. The ring applies gentle pressure on the finger in order to occlude blood flow. Tests on over 450 diabetic subjects show that this glucose meter performs similar to invasive sensors available in the market.

 

 

 

Cnoga Medical Ltd.

Bloodless glucose meter reviews, glucometer bloodless, bloodless glucose meter,Cnoga medical, a start up in Israel, has developed a bloodless glucose monitor that uses optical sensors to track changes in skin color instead of taking a physical blood sample by pricking the skin. Although this device is already available in Europe, it will probably require further clinical trials in the United States before being sold to diabetics officially. However, the monitor’s technology has already been approved by the FDA (United States Food and Drug administration) for other applications.

Instead of pricking the finger, the patient can simply place a finger on the optical sensor in order for the device to monitor the blood sugar level, skin resistance, the quality of skin collagen and the heart rate.

Arriva Bloodless Glucose Meter

Bloodless glucose meter, talking meter amazonArriva has created a talking meter which has quite useful for the elderly and diabetics whose vision is impaired. Although the Arrive glucose meter does not require finger pricks, it still requires a small blood sample which is presumably from alternate site such as the palm forearm or thigh for calibrating the sensors periodically. The sensor can be placed on the abdomen or upper arm with a special adhesive.

This no stick glucose meter uses interstitial fluid measurements rather than blood glucose and their testing kits are very useful for showing any trends in your blood sugar level. Moreover, the talking meter is easier to use, more accurate and pain free.

Read on for more information on Bloodless Glucose Meters.

Freestyle Libre Pro – NOW HAS FDA APPROVAL – In the USA.

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Latest News for the Non Invasive Glucose Monitor

Non Invasive Glucose Monitor, blood glucose meters

Non Invasive Glucose Monitor

Finally there’s great news with regards to the much sought after non invasive glucose monitor for diabetics. This method of measuring blood glucose levels has been the goal of many different companies over the years, some receiving the CE mark, but none have yet to be marketed.

The non-invasive GlucoTrack

The latest developments with the GlucoTrack model DF-F glucose meter from Integrity Applications, uses 3 different technologies to measure blood glucose levels accurately.

  •  Ultrasonic
  •  Electromagnetic and
  •  Heat capacity. (thermal)

This device consists of a main unit, which is battery operated – a transmitter, receiver and processor and a Personal Ear Clip which attaches to the earlobe. The GlucoTrack non invasive glucose monitor has a USB port to download your personal information and blood glucose levels to your computer, or other storage device, for analysis by you or your diabetes management team. Even if you need to monitor your blood 5 or 6 times a day, it’s as easy as just clipping the earpiece to your ear and the levels are displayed on the screen, or announced verbally to you within a minute! As easy as that. No more continuous finger pricking to draw blood for testing!

Can I track more than one persons levels on the same meter? Good question.

Yes, the main unit of the GlucoTrack meter (model DF-F) can support 3 different users. You will just need a separate PEC (Personal Ear Clip) for each user, as it has to calibrate individually. There are no disposables required for the GlucoTrack, however it is necessary to replace the Personal Ear Clip approximately every 6 months to ensure the accuracy of the measurements. This meter will alert you ahead of time when it’s necessary to replace the PEC. Integrity Applications has received the CE Mark which allows them to Market and sell the GlucoTrack Meter in European Union, and it is expected to be available for sale to the general public in a few countries during 2014.  Check this website regularly for more updates on its availability.

GluCall Non invasive Glucose Monitor

GluCall blood glucose meters, are another prototype that we could be seeing on the market in the not too distant future.Non Invasive Glucose Monitor GluCall is another painless method of measuring glucose levels, it is worn like a wristwatch and has the ability to give continuous blood glucose readings via the skin. The GluCall also has the capacity to store data for use by your diabetes management team.

 C8 Non-invasive Optical Glucose Monitor

C8-MediSensors, blood glucose metersThis is yet another non invasive glucose monitor that will hopefully hit the open market soon. It uses the power of light, to measure your levels – a painless pulse of light is transmitted into the skin to monitor your levels continuously. The C8 Medisensors have a great battery life, which is always an advantage, getting you through a full day of monitoring.

  • Included are multiple adaptors, for various EU countries
  • USB capabilities, to recharge via your computer
  •  Uses Bluetooth technology connecting your smartphone to C8 Medisensors                        monitors!

 Gluco (M) – Monitors sugar levels using Electric Flow

Another design concept that I’m personally looking out for, very sleek looking monitor, worn on the wrist like a bracelet. It works by tracking your glucose levels through your bodily fluids, using an electric flow.

  •           Also stores data and previous readings
  •           Has the capacity to store insulin cartridges in a small built in chamber.

Definitely be watching closely for this model to come onto the market!

Echo  Therapeutics Non Invasive Glucose Monitor

The ‘Symphony’ is another innovative idea to make life just a bit easier for diabetics. Developed mainly to target the hospital and critical care patients requiring constant blood glucose monitoring. We at Diabetes Healthy Solutions, will keep a close eye on all further developments regarding all the Non Invasive Glucose Monitors mentioned here, let’s all hope we start to see some on the market very soon for all of us to benefit from! Read on for more info.

 

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Best blood glucose monitor

Best Blood Glucose MonitorThere are many different types of best blood glucose monitors on the market and it is up to you to determine which one is best for you and your needs. Blood glucose monitors are the key to being able to safely maintain and monitor your diabetes and blood glucose levels safely and effectively.

With all the many different types of blood glucose monitoring devices on the market often times a diabetic can feel overwhelmed and unaware of all the different types of diabetic monitoring devices to know which ones are the best ones to get or purchase for their needs.
For example, not only are their best blood glucose monitors but there are also diabetes watches which are usually worn on the wrist like a wristwatch.

The monitor checks blood glucose levels by administering a painless electric shock which draws interstitial fluid from the pores and this is read by the monitor to obtain a blood glucose level. This testing can be done with no pain or other side effects as often as every 20 minutes and the readings are recorded by the monitor, which can also be set to alarm if readings are too high or too low. With this kind of continuous sampling tracking and trending changes in blood glucose levels throughout the day is relatively easy with diabetic watches.

Diabetic watches, blood glucose monitors and many other diabetic supplies which can be found on the market today are a vital part to being able to safely and accurately monitor your blood glucose numbers and readings. Why not safely monitor you diabetes with all of the proper best blood glucose monitors that is now offered on the market so that you can safely and accurately test and keep a watch on your diabetes?

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Best blood glucose meters

best blood glucose meters

best blood glucose meters

Best Blood Glucose Meters

For a diabetic they have to rely on a diabetic blood glucose meter to constantly monitor their levels – If this simple procedure gets neglected, it could actually mean  life or death!Some of the most basic meters are often the ones that we don’t even realize are the best.

There are so many different blood glucose meters on the market that it often times can be confusing determining which ones are the best and which ones we need to use that can make such a difference in our lives. We often have the conception that the best of any product is the most expensive ones but in all reality that is untrue.

When it comes to trying to determine which are the best blood glucose meters on the market there are many factors to take into consideration such as price range, always know what price range you are looking for, also what their rating is on accuracy in providing accurate results each and every time, ease of use, portability and convenience, you always want a blood glucose meter that has all of these features otherwise it can start making for inaccurate results.

There are many different websites out there that can be found through your local American Association for Diabetes, doctor’s office, local Diabetes Chapter or online that specialize in finding the best blood glucose meters for you and me so that we can safely and accurately keep a check on our diabetes.

When it comes to diabetes, without a good blood sugar meter, we can’t accurately keep check on our diabetes which means that if left untreated can lead to more serious medical problems and side effects so it is very important and key to properly maintain our diabetes safely and in a healthy way, and with the best blood glucose meters, you can do just that!

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Continuous blood glucose monitoring

continuous blood glucose monitoring

Continuous Blood Glucose monitoring helps people with diabetes manage the disease and avoid its associated problems. A person can use the results of glucose monitoring to make decisions about food, physical activity, and medications. The most common way to check glucose levels involves pricking a fingertip with an automatic lancing device to obtain a blood sample and then using a glucose meter to measure the blood sample’s glucose level.

Continuous blood glucose monitoring (CGM) systems use a tiny sensor inserted under the skin to check glucose levels in tissue fluid. The sensor stays in place for several days to a week and then must be replaced. A transmitter sends information about glucose levels via radio waves from the sensor to a pager like wireless monitor. The user must check blood samples with a glucose meter to program the devices.

Continuous blood glucose monitoring systems are more expensive than conventional glucose monitoring, but they may enable better glucose control. Users can set alarms to alert them when glucose levels are too low or too high. Special software is available to download data from the devices to a computer for tracking and analysis of patterns and trends, and the systems can display trend graphs on the monitor screen.

Some of the key factors to remember when it comes to diabetes and properly maintaining them is that Glucose monitoring helps people with diabetes manage the disease and avoid its associated problems. The most common way to check glucose levels involves pricking a fingertip to obtain a blood sample and using a glucose meter to measure the glucose level in the sample. Continuous blood glucose monitoring (CGM) systems use a tiny sensor inserted under the skin to check glucose levels in tissue fluid. A transmitter sends glucose measurements to a wireless monitor.

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