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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?

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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Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Ed., Excerpt #25: Specific Circumstances that Affect Diabetes Control

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Rudy Bilous, MD, FRCP Richard Donnelly, MD, PHD, FRCP, FRACP Exercise Regular physical exercise is an important component of the management and prevention of type 2 diabetes (Figure 26.1). Aerobic exercise, in particular, and resistance exercise improve insulin sensitivity and glycemic control. Blood glucose and lipid profiles improve, as well as insulin …

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Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Ed., Excerpt #24: Psychological and Psychiatric Problems in Diabetes

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Rudy Bilous, MD, FRCP Richard Donnelly, MD, PHD, FRCP, FRACP Particular groups of patients with diabetes are at risk of different psychological problems (Table 25.1). Many chil­dren show remarkable resilience to the diagnosis of diabetes, but about one-third have some temporary psychological distress, mostly ‘adjustment disorders’ such as difficulty in sleeping, depression, …

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