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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?

Imperium: World’s First Instant Insulin Patch

Unilife Corporation has launched the world’s first instant insulin patch, Imperium. Imperium is a prefilled, preassembled, multi-day wearable insulin pump for continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion and on-demand bolus delivery through the push of a button. It is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly connect with smartphone apps for patient reminders …

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Next Generation Google Glucose Monitoring Devices in the Making

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Possible new technology to replace fingerstick glucometers… Google has collaborated with DexCom, a company specializing in glucose monitoring devices to develop a revolutionary low-cost miniature glucometer that could replace the fingerstick glucometer. The new device is a wearable sensor that continuously monitors glucose levels and transmits real-time information via Cloud. …

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BREAKING NEWS: Advancement for Kids and Adults with Diabetes

First and only full mobile continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for adults and children as young as 2 years old… Diabetes patients and families nationwide have something to cheer about—no more separate receivers! The FDA just announced approval of the Dexcom’s G5® Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System, which sends …

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Telemonitoring of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Might Lead to More Death

Study finds higher mortality incidence in telemedical monitoring group compared with standard outpatient-monitoring group… Telemonitoring of diabetic foot ulcers involves remotely monitoring patients who are not at the same location as the health care provider. Patients communicate with a specialized ulcer nurse or physician at an outpatient clinic through telephone …

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BGLUMON

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Anatoly Butko $4.99 iOS   Blood Glucose Monitor is advanced and easy-to-use tool to watch for your blood glucose value on a daily basis and included tools for recording, editing, exporting data, calculating and drawing statistics and reports.

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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #25: Diabetic Neuropathy Part 5 of 5

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David Levy, MD, FRCP      Erectile dysfunction This is the commonest neuropathic complication: 20% of men have erectile dysfunction (ED) at diagnosis, increasing to 34% at 12 years (UKPDS). The prevalence in a newly diagnosed Kuwaiti population was 30%, and nearly 50% in a large survey of Canadians attending their primary-care physicians …

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