Diabetes Monitoring 24/7

MiHealth-Oximeter-575x381ost glucometers use ancient technology that provides only a snapshot of information….Many diabetics still log their results using pen and paper.

[T]wo diabetes meters that aim to change that are able to instantly send results to a smartphone over a Bluetooth wireless connection. Each offers an app that collects and analyzes the readings, and gives a picture of how their users are doing over time. Both apps can also send reports from the phone to a doctor or other person. (WSJ)

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  1. Wally says:

    “Both apps can also send reports from the phone to a doctor or other person”

    This would be great for parents with diabetic children. The ability to get direct results while they’re at work or away would revolutionize how parents monitor their child’s disease.

  2. Trent says:

    “One caveat: These two new meters are only partial steps toward improving diabetes care. Users will still need to prick their fingers multiple times daily to get those drops of blood. And both use disposable test strips, which can cost $1 or more apiece, before insurance.”

    Whoever does away with those will be the future. However, maybe they’ve been invented already and companies don’t want to lose money on the test strips.

  3. James says:

    “Either of these meters could make disease management easier for diabetics with smartphones. But the snail’s pace of improvement in these devices is maddening.”

    I wonder why the technology isn’t moving faster?