MedGizmo: Wearables and Diabetes – July 2016 Update
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Of course, besides drug developers, technology is getting very fast into the market. In past months we have monitored the following developments:
- Next Big Thing in Diabetes Treatment May Be a Device
- IBM Watson Health Tackles Diabetes
- Watson Health ADA launches contest for creation of new diabetes management apps
- Advances in insulin pump technology
- Quintiles Introduces CGM Services to Improve Diabetes Outcomes
- Artificial pancreas may hit markets in 2018
- Echo Therapeutics launches pre-regulatory CGM component testing
- Google is working on wearable that could test diabetics blood sugar levels
- FiberOptic Biosensor Chip Detects Glucose Levels
- Smart Contact Lens-Eyeglass Combo Monitors Diabetes Delivers Drugs
- Patent for functional cure for Type 1 diabetes
- Fiber optic biosensor-integrated microfluidic chip to detect glucose levels
- BlueStar App to manage Type 2 diabetes
There is a very informative and useful resource: The Accurate Insulin Decisions (AID) program offers decision support tools and educational resources on mealtime insulin to help people with diabetes better manage their disease. It is a joint initiative of The Endocrine Society, American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, American Pharmacists Association, and Diabetes Nation.
Interactive tool helps to determine when and how to adjust your insulin. Reference information on insulin; various insulin preparations, dosing adjusting of regimens.
Here is MedGizmo’s Update on some of the diabetes devices:
Omnipod® Insulin Management System
SugarBEAT® Pain-Free Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Non-invasive, needle-free glucose measurement. Using a small disposable patch painlessly stuck onto a user’s arm, leg or abdomen, sugarBEAT® measures the body’s glucose levels via the skin. Approximately 1mm thick, and designed to conform to the body patch offers a convenient way to track blood sugar levels throughout the day. Takes sensor measurement every five minutes from the body’s interstitial fluid, drawn from the skin.
Glucowear by Malvin Gonzales specifically designed for diabetics. The design utilizes cutting-edge, non-invasive methods for testing glucose levels in the blood. Features app, accessible on any smart device, that pairs with the device to provide the user with real-time glucose readings & easier way to manage their logbooks and analyze health patterns.
FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System
A sensor worn on the back of the arm & reader that scans for a glucose profile. The water-resistant sensor is the size of two stacked 20-cent coins and can be worn for up to 14 days, collecting glucose readings day and night. Small filament inserted just under the skin continuously stores glucose in the interstitial fluid, and the whole sensor is held in place with an adhesive pad. Unlike existing CGM systems, does not require calibration through blood samples extracted by regular finger pricks.
mySugr Diabetes Logbook
TheAACE 2016 Diabetes Algorithm By SpringerHealth
Algorithm for the comprehensive management of persons with Type2diabetes (T2D) was developed to provide clinicians with a practical guide that considers the whole patient, their spectrum of risks and complications, and evidence-based approaches to treatment. The app includes the algorithm executive summary along with informational buttons that help guide the user through an action-driven treatment pathway. The app also can be helpful other members of the patient care team in managing patients with diabetes. Further, patients can download the free app and become a greater participant in their own care.
Allurion Elipse Weight Loss Device
Best iPhone and iPad Apps for Diabetes by appPicker
We’ve come across a number of apps that have been designed to help you with the management side of things providing you with information, tracking tools, and calculators in the hopes of taking the guesswork and hassle of out of things. It may be that just one of these does the trick for you, or you may find you want a couple of them.
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