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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?

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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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #24: Diabetic Neuropathy Part 4 of 5

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David Levy, MD, FRCP      Mononeuropathies and other focal syndromes Peripheral mononeuropathies Upper limb Carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve) Carpal tunnel syndrome is very common (remember the association with primary hypothyroidism, especially in type 1 diabetes) and may present with atypical symptoms, as it is often superimposed on diabetic polyneuropathy. Consider it …

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