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Medical Devices for Diabetes Management: The following articles answer key questions about the use and application of medical devices for diabetes patient care including:
– What do they do and how?
– What medical device options are available for diabetes management?
– When should a medical device be considered?

Ambio Remote Health Monitoring System

Ambio Remote Health Monitoring System  The Ambio Remote Health Monitoring System, which has FDA 510(k) clearance, wirelessly sends readings from devices such as a weight scale and blood pressure and blood glucose meters to the web-based Ambio Care Portal where the readings can be viewed by patients and their authorized …

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Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Ed., Excerpt #13: Control and Complications

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Rudy Bilous, MD, FRCP Richard Donnelly, MD, PHD, FRCP, FRACP   Much of the impact of chronic diabetes results from the development of tissue complications, mainly microvascular (retinopathy, nephropathy and neuropathy) and macrovascular disease (atherosclerosis). Microangiopathy is characterized by progressive occlusion of the capillary lumen with subsequent impaired tissue perfusion, increased vascular …

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Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Edition, Excerpt #11: Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Hyperglycaemic Hyperosmolar State and Lactic Acidosis

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Rudy Bilous, MD, FRCP Richard Donnelly, MD, PHD, FRCP, FRACP Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a state of severe uncontrolled diabetes caused by insulin deficiency. It is characterised by hyperglycaemia, hyperketonaemia and metabolic acidosis, and has been somewhat arbitrarily divided into mild, moderate and severe based upon biochemical and clinical features (Table 12.1)….

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Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Edition, Excerpt #10: Management of Type 2 Diabetes

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Rudy Bilous, MD, FRCP Richard Donnelly, MD, PHD, FRCP, FRACP   Lifestyle modification The starting points and mainstays of treatment for type 2 diabetes are diet and other modifications of lifestyle, such as increasing exercise and stopping smoking (Figure 11.1). The major aims are to reduce the weight of obese patients and …

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