11/09/2011, I am glad that technology has come a long way in helping improve the overall quality of life especially in terms of healthcare and support. Diabetes is a whole lot more manageable these days, and with the advent of smartphones, there are tools which will help you monitor your blood sugar levels without having to rely on the classic notebook and pencil combo. Glooko, an app that is available over […]
09/20/2011, Mobile messages can be used for a variety of things. It can be used to communicate with friends and family, subscribe to services, make purchases, request for information, and several months back it was reported that it could even be used to send motivational messages to smokers who are trying to kick the habit.
08/25/2011, Remember the diabetic hacker, Jay Radcliffe, who exposed the security vulnerabilities of the insulin pump at the recent Black Hat computer security conference earlier this month? Well, Radcliffe thought he’d do the public a favor by informing the manufacturers of the insulin pump about the issue, but it looks like his advice wasn’t taken very seriously, if taken at all. According to the hacker who recently updated the Associated Press […]
08/04/2011, If you’re a diabetic living with the aid of an insulin pump and a blood-sugar monitor, running out of batteries with no replacements handy might be your worst nightmare, but a recent report from a security researcher states tells us we might have more to worry about. According to Jay Radcliffe, a security researcher who is suffering from diabetes, insulin pumps and blood-sugar monitors aren’t out of reach for hackers. He […]
08/10/2010, MIT researchers out there are busy working to be able to determine how much sugar is in your blood by just shining a light on your skin. The device is a glucose-monitoring device for diabetes patients that might help do away with finger pricks. The device is able to scan the user’s arm or finger under a near-infrared light, which penetrates about half a millimeter, reaching the interstitial fluid surrounding […]
07/01/2010, Diabetics who are sensitive to pain will definitely be pleased to know that J&J’s LifeScan has rolled out a spanking new lancing device known as the OneTouch Delica System which has a thinner lancet that is applied swiftly within a straight line, doing away with vibrations that cause unnecessary pain. A clinical study with the OneTouch Delica Lancing System showed that only 20% of people who were tested with it […]
11/11/2009, Nintendo DS owners will find another use for their highly versatile portable console, with a new game developed for that platform that aims to help diabetic children monitor their condition. Known as the Didget system, it was specially designed to encourage young people to test their blood sugar levels regularly. Results can be downloaded onto the console, where they are then rewarded with game points. Those suffering from type 1 […]
09/14/2009, MeDaVinci of England is currently working on a foot scanner that supposedly helps diabetics look out for dangerous signs of infection and inflammation. Known as the Vincent 50, it actually makes “non weight-bearing” images of the foot, allowing professionals to obtain a better view of any possible damage so that further preventive action can be taken. Without placing any pressure on the foot, the image obtained will be able to […]