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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?

Visualize You

Visual Health Solutions, Inc. Free (basic version) iOS/Android   If you’re looking for a way to motivate your patients to lose weight, this app could be a huge help. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, have developed the first "scientifically accurate, …

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CGMS Reveals Risk of Larger Babies

Fluctuating glucose levels in diabetic pregnant women, revealed through continuous glucose monitoring, is associated with bigger babies… Achieving better glucose control in pregnant women with diabetes by using continuous glucose monitoring may help them give birth to healthier children, new research from the University of Leeds says. Up to 50% …

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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #4: Type 1 Diabetes: Insulin Treatment Part 1 of 2

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David Levy, MD, FRCP Introduction Insulin treatment in type 1 diabetes is substitution/replacement hormone treatment, but replacement is much more variable and difficult to achieve than in other hormone deficiencies (e.g. thyroid, adrenal, gonadal hormones) because of the minute-by-minute variation in insulin secretion by the intact pancreas, which cannot yet be …

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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #3: Management of Inpatient Diabetes Part 2 of 2

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David Levy, MD, FRCP Patients in the Intensive Care Unit Hyperglycemia, whether associated with known diabetes or not, carries a poor prognosis in critically ill patients through multiple mechanisms, including vascular disease, polyneuropathy, an increased tendency to infection, dyslipidemia, and abnormal anti-inflammatory and coagulation responses. Consistent near-normoglycemia has therefore been a …

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Apple Watch with Dexcom CGM App

  Dexcom is creating an app for the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch to receive and display data from its glucose monitors using their Share technology. The smartwatch, which is due out in April, will display readings as an easy-to-read graph. Dexcom has already created apps for iOS devices including the Follow …

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Dexcom G4 Platinum with SHARE Gets FDA Approval

  The FDA has approved Dexcom’s G4 PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System with Share. The Dexcom Share receiver uses a secure wireless connection via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) between a patient’s receiver and an app on the patient’s smartphone to transmit glucose information to apps on the mobile devices of …

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Tattoo-Based Sensor Detects Glucose Levels

An ultra-thin, flexible sensor that sticks to the skin like a temporary tattoo can detect a person’s blood glucose levels… “The sensor represents the first example of an easy-to-wear flexible tattoo-based epidermal diagnostic device combining reverse iontophoretic extraction of interstitial glucose and an enzyme-based amperometric biosensor,” the researchers wrote. In …

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