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What We Learned When We Tried (and Failed) To Find The Best Blood Glucose Meter

What We Learned When We Tried (and Failed) To Find The Best Blood Glucose Meter

Chris Hannemann, a 32-year-old product engineer in San Diego, California, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 8. For the past 24 years, multiple times a day, every day, he’s pricked his finger and used a blood glucose meter to measure the amount of sugar in his blood and decide whether to administer either insulin or a snack.The meter Hannemann uses regularly sometimes gives him readings that suggest his blood sugar levels are normal, even when he feels woozy or loses fine motor control (early effects of low blood sugar levels). “As someone who’s been comatose multiple times [due to other diabetic issues],” he told us, “it’s not fun.” During a doctor’s visit, Hannemann noticed that his glucose levels in lab tests seemed different than the measurements he would take himself. He suspected that his blood glucose meter was giving him inaccurate readings. To prove his theory, he ran a series of tests on 10 different meters. Hannemann found that readings from different meters varied from each other by as much as 60 percent, even though they were analyzing the same drop of blood, and varied 30 percent on average from each other. He published his findings in a Medium post. This discovery frustrated him because there’s so little information on glucose meter accuracy. “As a patient, you have no knowledge of this,” he said. Now, if he is using the inaccurate meter, he mentally calculates the difference. “If I check my glucose and it reads 90, I have to remind myself, ‘Oh, you actually need to eat something before you go drive or run or something.’” Accuracy matters to people like Hannemann and the many patients like him. Twenty-one million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, and another eight million have diabetes but don’t know Continue reading >>

Contour Next One Bluetooth Connected Glucose Meter Cleared By Fda

Contour Next One Bluetooth Connected Glucose Meter Cleared By Fda

Ascensia Diabetes Care, a company based in Basel, Switzerland, won FDA clearance to bring to the U.S. market its CONTOUR NEXT ONE blood glucometer. The device has Bluetooth wireless connectivity that allows diabetics to upload their readings to a paired app on their iOS or Android smartphones. The CONTOUR DIABETES app provides historical charts of blood sugar levels and lets patients understand how their diet and physical activity impacts those. This works best if the patient religiously enters the details of his/or her food intake and all the activities that take place throughout the day. All the readings and entered information can be uploaded to the “cloud” and reviewed on a computer. Reports can be emailed to one’s physician or family members to make sure everyone is on the same page and helping to keep the symptoms of diabetes in check. The device works just fine on its own without the app, displaying readings on a built-in screen. An indicator on the left side of the device turns green, yellow, or red depending on how out of normal range the last reading was. Ascensia claims this is one of the most accurate blood glucose meters on the market, achieving ±8.4% accuracy on 95% of readings when it was compared against laboratory equipment in a small trial with human subjects. The CONTOUR NEXT ONE will be available for purchase in the U.S. early next year and the app will show up on Apple App Store and Google Play for downloading. Via: Ascensia Diabetes Care… Continue reading >>

Home - One Drop: Diabetes Management Made Simple

Home - One Drop: Diabetes Management Made Simple

One Drop: Diabetes Management Made Simple Get everything you need, all in one place. One Drop | Mobile empowers you to track and analyze all your diabetes data glucose, medications, food, and activity with just one app. Set goals, track progress, and see results! One Drop | Chrome is a Bluetooth blood glucose monitor that syncs with the One Drop | Mobile app. Get all the test strips you need with a One Drop | Premium or One Drop | Plus subscription. One Drop | Experts is a personal diabetes coaching program designed to help you reach all your health goals. Work with a CDE available 24/7 to get the support you need in real-time. Track all the essentials Blood Glucose, Food, Meds and Activity all in one place. Wirelessly transmit blood glucose data via Bluetooth to the One Drop Mobile app. Get all the test strips you need with a One Drop | Premium or One Drop | Plus subscription. Work one-on-one with your One Drop | Expert, a personal diabetes coach available 24/7 to guide you, support you, and celebrate your accomplishments. One Drop | Experts has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education* and Support. Beautiful visual interface and clear reports that the app can generate for my healthcare provider. Best of all is the news feed articles and community stream where you can see how other users are managing diabetes. Smallest drop of blood! No more entering numbers in my phone! I love it all! This is the app that gets it... Bluetooth blood glucose tracking works perfectly. Medication reminder and tracker in one. . . There is even someone who chats with you and checks up on you. Finally a meter and strips I can afford. Experts are great too.... overall I love it and am totally happy with it!!! Get One Drop | Mobile for free on Continue reading >>

Fda Clears First Blood Glucose Monitoring System To Automatically Send Results Wirelessly Via Bluetooth Technology To Ios Devices | Johnson & Johnson

Fda Clears First Blood Glucose Monitoring System To Automatically Send Results Wirelessly Via Bluetooth Technology To Ios Devices | Johnson & Johnson

FDA Clears First Blood Glucose Monitoring System To Automatically Send Results Wirelessly Via Bluetooth Technology to iOS Devices OneTouch VerioSync Meter With Mobile App Allows Patients To Easily View and Share Blood Sugar Information Using Their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch MILPITAS, Calif., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeScan, Inc. announced today that the OneTouch VerioSync Blood Glucose Monitoring System has received clearance from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). It is the first meter to automatically send blood glucose results wirelessly via Bluetooth technology to an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using the OneTouch Reveal mobile app. "For so many people, their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch have become a tool of choice to help organize and take charge of their daily lives," said Ty Lee, Vice President of Marketing, representing the products of LifeScan, Inc. & Animas Corp. "For people with diabetes, the new OneTouch VerioSync System will enable them to use their iOS device to view and share their blood glucose results wirelessly, in much the same way they rely on them in other areas of their lives." Through the OneTouch Reveal mobile app, users will be able to view a variety of personalized information directly on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch including a 14-day summary of blood sugar test results, simple visuals showing the percentage of test results within target range, and then share that information via email or text with their care providers, family or friends. People with diabetes interested in learning more are encouraged to visit www.OneTouch.com where they can sign up to receive email updates on availability and special introductory offers for the OneTouch VerioSync System. About the Johnson & Johnson Family of Diabetes Companies LifeScan, Inc. is Continue reading >>

Dexcom G4 Platinum Cgm System With Share

Dexcom G4 Platinum Cgm System With Share

Still the same high-performing Continuous Glucose Monitoring system, now with ShareTM technology (Bluetooth) built into the Receiver! Stay One Step Ahead of Diabetes with Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Don’t just meter. Monitor. Only Dexcom CGM keeps you One Step Ahead of diabetes by unveiling dynamic glucose patterns that no meter can.* When it comes to glucose sensing, Dexcom sets the standard. Dexcom CGM The Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Receiver with Share has Bluetooth wireless communication built in! Through secure wireless connections, the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Receiver with ShareTM allows remote viewing of glucose levels, trends and data between the person with diabetes and their spouse, grandparent or other loved ones from an Apple iPhone® or iPod touch®. Continue reading >>

Home | Contour Next One | Ascensia Diabetes Care

Home | Contour Next One | Ascensia Diabetes Care

Set remindersto test and add your healthcare professionals appointments to your diary. Canadian industry standards for blood glucose meters have an acceptable error range of 15%1 from lab readings. That means that readings on a meter can be 15% higher or lower, compared to the lab. CONTOUR NEXT ONE is the most accurate system developed by Ascensia Diabetes Care shown to deliver remarkable accuracy. The CONTOUR NEXT ONE meter results go beyond the minimum Canadian industry standard for blood glucose meters2. In a clinical study, the CONTOUR NEXT ONE meter demonstrated 95% of results were within 8.4%3 of a lab reading. 1 Current regulation based on Health Canada recognized ISO 15197:2013 standard requires results within 15% range, specifically: 95% of results must fall within 0.83 mmoL/L for blood glucose concentrations <5.55 mmoL/L and within 15% for blood glucose concentrations 5.55 mmoL/L. 2 CONTOUR NEXT ONE meter meets 10% accuracy vs. laboratory method, specifically: 97.4% of results within 10% for blood glucose concentrations 5.55 mmol/L, and 100% of results within 0.56 mmol/L accuracy vs. laboratory method for blood glucose concentrations <5.55 mmol/L. 3In a clinical study, conducted in accordance with the requirements of ISO 15197:2013, the CONTOUR NEXT ONE not only met and exceeded the minimum requirements of the standard but an ad hoc analysis determined where 95% of results fell during the study, which was within 0.47 mmol/L or 8.4% of the laboratory reference value for glucose concentrations <5.55 mmoL/L or 5.55 mmoL/L, respectively, when tested via subject obtained capillary fingertip results (patients). Christiansen M et al. J Diabetes Sci Technol 2017;11(3):567-573. With Second-Chance sampling you can apply more blood to the same strip, within 60 seconds, Continue reading >>

Lifescan Launches Bluetooth-enabled Onetouch Verio Flex Meter

Lifescan Launches Bluetooth-enabled Onetouch Verio Flex Meter

LifeScan Launches Bluetooth-Enabled OneTouch Verio Flex Meter New OneTouch Reveal app works with Apple and Android phones. Plus, a future partnership to integrate WellDocs FDA-approved BlueStar software. J&J/LifeScan recently announced the US launch of its new Bluetooth-enabled OneTouch Verio Flex blood glucose meter. The device has built-in Bluetooth and pairs with an updated OneTouch Reveal app, which now works with Apple Health and Android phones. The meter is already available online , coming soon to pharmacies, and priced at a reasonable $19.99. It uses LifeScans accurate Verio test strips. The updated OneTouch Reveal app is available for free on Apple and Android devices, and like its predecessor, includes automatic high and low pattern recognition. The previous OneTouch meter with Bluetooth, the VerioSync , has now been discontinued. Aside from Bluetooth connectivity and a smaller size compared to the Sync, the Flex is on the basic side in terms of on-device features. LifeScan plans to add functionality to the app over time, including plans to integrate WellDocs FDA-approved BlueStar software for type 2 diabetes. More details on the meter, app, and WellDoc integration are below! ColorSure technology: for every glucose reading, the meter displays an arrow that points to a colored bar to indicate whether the reading is low (blue), in-range (green), or high (red). The cutoffs for these ranges can be customized. This feature aims to help users quickly interpret their numbers see photo for reference! Android compatibility: the previous VerioSync meter was only Apple-compatible. Apple Health integration: data from the Flex can now be synced with Apples Health app, making it the second major branded meter to do so (the other is Roches Accu-Chek Connect, which also rece Continue reading >>

Entra Health Systems Unveils New Blood Glucose Meter With Bluetooth

Entra Health Systems Unveils New Blood Glucose Meter With Bluetooth

Entra Health Systems Unveils New Blood Glucose Meter with Bluetooth May 10th, 2008 San Diego, California Entra Health Systems, an international applied healthcare technology company unveiled the new MyGlucoHealth Meter, a fully integrated Bluetooth-enabled portable blood glucose meter at a physicians forum in San Diego this week. The MyGlucoHealth meter is the most technically advanced diabetic patient care product on the market today. It features rapid testing results, which are available in 3 seconds, the smallest blood sample size (.3L) of any meter and automatic coding of test strips. The MyGlucoHealth meter uses Bluetooth technology to connect to a real-time online data collection network to upload and report blood glucose readings. The meter offers patients the most convenient method to log test results, eliminating the need for old fashioned log books while reducing errors and removing the opportunity for inaccurate or manufactured entries. Using Bluetooth technology, test results stored on the meter are wirelessly transmitted by mobile phone or PC to the MyGlucoHealth Patient Analytics Portal at www.myglucohealth.net or regionalized web sites around world. All data transfers are private and secure. On the MyGlucoHealth Portal, patients, clinicians and caregivers have access to diabetes management tools to support in the treatment and control of diabetes and other associated disorders. The MyGlucoHealth Network offers financial benefits to patients, clinicians and payers, said John Hendel, chairman of Entra Health Systems. Recent studies demonstrate that diabetics who test regularly cost significantly less to care for than patients than who test infrequently. Those that test infrequently can cost up to 10 times more to care for due to complications, emergency ro Continue reading >>

Apple's Core Bluetooth Brings Constant Glucose Monitoring To Apple Watch

Apple's Core Bluetooth Brings Constant Glucose Monitoring To Apple Watch

Apple's Core Bluetooth brings constant glucose monitoring to Apple Watch Apple's Core Bluetooth brings constant glucose monitoring to Apple Watch Apple Watch starts playing nicely with others Apple announced at WWDC 2017 that the Apple Watch is running Core Bluetooth, meaning that it will be able to communicate more easily with low energy Bluetooth devices. These are often devices with specialist capabilities that far outstrip standard fitness tracking. Its exciting news and weve done some research on the three devices that were included in the keynote presentation. This is one that we were excited about. When we heard rumors about Tim Cook wearing a glucose monitor we thought there that Apple was going to be unveiling a continuous glucose monitoring device that would be in some way built into the Watch. While we havent seen that, this is still a way of getting continuous glucose monitoring on your Watch. According to the official website : The Dexcom G5 Mobile continuous glucose monitoring System is the first completely mobile continuous glucose monitoring system - sending glucose readings to your compatible smart device every five minutes. The G5 requires a sensor to be implanted under the skin using a hair-sized needle that the user inserts themselves , then a transmitter sits on top of the sensor and sends glucose information to the Watch. This is definitely less labor intensive than the usual finger-pricking that is required to measure glucose, and the constant updates are a definite plus. While we'd love to somehow see a 100% non-invasive solution, the minimally-invasive Dexcom G5 looks like a step in the right direction. The Zepp tennis tracker is a small device that connects to the handle of your tennis racket and measures a list of variables about your swing s Continue reading >>

The Best Glucometers Of 2018

The Best Glucometers Of 2018

Our Process We spent over 80 hours researching the best 30 glucometers on the market. We considered the specifications, features, user reviews, medical studies, availability and cost. After eliminating models that used old technology, like coding, or were too difficult to find in stores, we purchased the best 12 blood glucose meters so we could perform hands-on evaluations of each device. Before diving into our recommendations for the best glucometers, it’s important to note that Top Ten Reviews is not a substitute for your primary care physician. Our recommendations are made based on common scenarios, hands-on experience, market cost evaluations and a comparison of important features, but they’re not a replacement for advice from your doctor. We are not medical experts. $19.99 The Accu-Chek Aviva Connect gets its name from its main feature – Bluetooth that connects it to a mobile app on your smartphone. This provides excellent data management of your readings so you can spot patterns and better treat your diabetes. In addition, the device's interface is one of the easiest to navigate. It has multiple buttons so you can get to the features you need quickly, and the display is high-contrast with big numbers. Another reason why the Aviva Connect is the best glucometer is the availability of its test strips – they are everywhere. We couldn't find a pharmacy or online store that didn't stock them. Of course, the one significant downside to the test strips is their cost. At $1.39 per strip in a pack of 100 and $1.52 per strip in a pack of 50, they’re more expensive than most test strips on the market. Best Glucometer for Value & Availability $13.95 The CONTOUR NEXT is our pick for the best glucometer if your primary concerns are overall value and the availability o Continue reading >>

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

With Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM), you get a more complete picture of your glucose levels, which can lead to better treatment decisions and better glucose control. Without diabetes, your body tracks glucose levels all day and night to ensure the right amount of insulin is released at the right time. To successfully manage diabetes, a monitoring system is needed to consistently check your glucose levels. The most common glucose monitoring solutions are blood glucose meters and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems. Sensor overtape not shown in depiction How Does CGM Work? CGM is a way to measure glucose levels in real-time throughout the day and night. A tiny electrode called a glucose sensor is inserted under the skin to measure glucose levels in tissue fluid. It is connected to a transmitter that sends the information via wireless radio frequency to a monitoring and display device. The device can detect and notify you if your glucose is reaching a high or low limit. The latest Medtronic CGM systems can actually alert you before you reach your glucose limits. CGM systems usually consist of a glucose sensor, a transmitter, and a small external monitor to view your glucose levels. MiniMed insulin pumps have built-in CGM so the information can be conveniently seen on your pump screen. The CGM monitor or insulin pump is small, discreet, and easy-to-wear. It can be attached to your belt, hidden in your pocket, or placed under your clothing. This component will show your current glucose levels and your historical glucose trends. It also notifies you before you reach your low or high glucose limits and if your glucose level rises or falls too quickly. The CGM transmitter is a small, lightweight device that attaches to the glucose sensor, gathers your glucose data, Continue reading >>

Glucose Meter Shopping Guide

Glucose Meter Shopping Guide

By the dLife Editors Looking for a blood glucose monitor? Here’s our extensive guide to the products on the market today. dLife does not endorse any product mentioned here. Links to manufacturers’ websites are offered for information purposes only. Abbot The FreeStyle Freedom Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System has a new ergonomic shape and large numeral display. There is no coding and allows for easy testing with the world’s smallest sample size. This meter uses only FreeStyle Lite test strips. Blood Sample Size Required: 0.3 uL Time to Results: 5-seconds Battery Requirements: (1) CR2032 lithium coin cell Alternative Site Testing: Yes Data Capabilities: Computer download capabilities; stores up to 400 results with date and time User Coding Required: No Other Special Features: Four reminder alarms; ability to add more blood for up to one minute; provides results in 7-, 14-, and 30-day averages Company Contact Information: Abbott Diabetes Care, Inc. 1360 South Loop Road Alameda, CA 94502 1-800-522-5226 www.abbottdiabetescare.com The FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System is a small and discreet system that offers key features such as no coding, the world’s smallest blood sample size, and a test strip port light. The FreeStyle Lite meter uses only FreeStyle Lite test strips. Blood Sample Size Required: 0.3 uL Time to Results: 5-seconds Battery Requirements: (1) CR2032 lithium coin cell Alternative Site Testing: Yes Data Capabilities: Computer download capabilities; stores up to 400 results with date and time User Coding Required: No Other Special Features: Port light and backlight on display; four reminder alarms; provides 7-, 14-, and 30-day averages Company Contact Information: Abbott Diabetes Care, Inc. 1360 South Loop Road Alameda, CA 94502 1-800-522- Continue reading >>

Top 10 Popular Blood Glucose Meters Put To The Test

Top 10 Popular Blood Glucose Meters Put To The Test

With countless blood glucose meters on the market, how do you know which one to choose? Do you choose the most expensive one; it must work the best if it costs the most, right? Or are you a techie looking for a Bluetooth meter that syncs to your smartphone? Perhaps, you’re concerned with the cost and you’re looking for the most affordable meter. Top 10 Glucose Meters We’ve taken the time to test the ten most popular blood glucose meters. Take a look to find the meter that’s the best fit for you. Winner and our favorite meter is One Touch Ultra 2. OneTouch Ultra 2 Accu-Chek Aviva Connect Walmart ReliON Confirm OneTouch Verio Abbott FreeStyle Lite Walgreens True2Go Contour Next EZ Livongo Health In Touch Meter Nova Max Plus Sanofi iBGStar Our Pick After a careful review of the top glucose meters on the market, our #1 recommendation is the One Touch Ultra 2. It’s simply one of the best in terms of functionality and price. Click here to learn more. (Helpful Tip: Although you can get one from your local pharmacy, you’ll find it cheaper on Amazon. Click here to get yours.) Accu-Chek Aviva Connect The Accu-Chek Aviva Connect gets its name from the Bluetooth connection that syncs to the user’s smartphone. The Connect utilizes an app to keep track of both short-term and long-term readings on a person’s smartphone. The user can also view their trends via bar graphs and maps on the app. The Accu-Chek Aviva Connect will cost you $29.99 and $1.75 for a single test strip. One con to this meter is that the test strips are one of the highest priced strips on the market. However, they are readily available in almost all drug stores and pharmacies. Accu-Chek also offers a supplemental program called Preferred Savings which can reduce most test-strip co-pays to $15-$45. Ot Continue reading >>

Bayer Contour Next One Bluetooth Diabetes Meter Kit - Blood Glucose Monitoring System

Bayer Contour Next One Bluetooth Diabetes Meter Kit - Blood Glucose Monitoring System

Home > Diabetic Suppy > DIABETIC MONITORING KITS AND COMBO DEALS > Bayer Contour Next ONE Bluetooth Diabetes Meter Kit - Blood Glucose Monitoring System Bayer Contour Next ONE Bluetooth Diabetes Meter Kit - Blood Glucose Monitoring System Item# prodigy-talking-diabetes-meter-kit--blood-glucose-monitoring-system- The new age of smart diabetes management starts with Contour Next One smart meter and the Contour diabetes app. It isn't always easy to manage your diabetes by keeping a record of all your blood glucose results and understanding how your activities impact them. By integrating your blood glucose meter with a smartphone app you can simplify the management of your diabetes. Results are captured throughout the day and can automatically be synced and logged. Over time, your results may create meaningful insights into how your activites affect your diabetes management.Contour Next One Blood Glucose Meter Kit Features: Simple to Use - This remarcably accurate meter and app connect seamlessly with each other to capture all your blood glucose readings. smartLIGHT - Gives you an instant indicator of your blood glcuose results. Green - within target, Amber - above target, Red - below target. Second-Chance Sampling - Prompts you to reapply blood if the first sample is insufficient to take a reading. Helps to avoid lancing a second time and wasting strips. Add Events - Record events such as diet, activities and medication as well as add photos, notes or voice memos to help put your results in context. Get smartALERTS - Be alerted when your blood glucose levels are at a critical high or critical low level. Share with your doctor - Easily share your results with your doctor to help you both come up with better diabetes management plans. Contour Next One Glucose Meter Kit Cont Continue reading >>

Blood Glucose Meter Sends Results Wirelessly To Iphone®, Ipad® Or Ipod Touch®

Blood Glucose Meter Sends Results Wirelessly To Iphone®, Ipad® Or Ipod Touch®

-- New OneTouch® Verio® Sync Meter and OneTouch® Reveal™ Mobile App Brings Smart Diabetes Management to Mobile Devices -- ®, iPad® or iPod touch®. Available now, the new OneTouch® Verio® Sync Meter from LifeScan, Inc. uses Bluetooth® technology to wirelessly send blood sugar test results to these devices using the OneTouch® Reveal™ mobile app. From the OneTouch® Reveal™ mobile app’s Summary Screen, users can see their key information at a glance, including color-coded bar graphs showing the percentage of results within, above and below their personalized target ranges and14-day averages of blood sugar readings. Individuals can also access a color-coded electronic logbook that automatically displays test results over a two-week period, as well as other features that allow them to enter and view information about carbohydrates consumed, physical activity and medication. And with the OneTouch® Reveal™ mobile app’s data sharing feature, key information can be shared with healthcare professionals, caregivers or family members via text or email. “When you consider how many of us rely on our smartphones on a daily basis, managing chronic illnesses such as diabetes is a promising area for mobile health applications,” said Jeremy Pettus, MD, UCSD Department of Endocrinology. “It’s exciting to see true wireless communication brought to blood glucose monitoring. By helping patients to easily access, understand and share their blood sugar data via their iPhones, a system like the OneTouch® Verio® Sync can help lead to better self-management and more productive conversations with their healthcare professionals." For the 26 million Americans living with diabetes, regular blood sugar monitoring can play a key role in helping to detect high and low blo Continue reading >>

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