New Tools 2010By Cooper, Alwa A.; Diabetes Self-Management, Vol. 27, No. 6, pp. 28-35
Publication Date: November/December 2010
Article reviews recently developed assistive tools for diabetes monitoring and management. Devices described include (1) blood glucose meters, including (a) the Didget, which comes packaged with a video game compatible with the Nintendo DS and DS Lite gaming systems to make diabetes self management more rewarding for children; (b) Fora D20, a three-in-one blood glucose, heart rate, and blood pressure monitor which includes an auto-inflating upper arm cuff; (c) Fora G90, a blood glucose meter with an animated navigation menu of pictures in addition to words; (d) the Glucocard Vital, which can store up to 250 reading results and provides 14 and 30 day blood glucose averages; (e) the Bionime GM100, which stores up to 150 results in its memory along with time and date information; and (f) the Bionime GM550, a smaller version of the GM100 requiring a smaller blood sample and only 5 seconds to return results; (2) the OneTouch Delica lancing device with 7 depth settings, engineered to insert and withdraw 33-gauge lancets with minimal vibration for less painful blood sampling; (3) 4 millimeter Ultra-Fine Nano pen needles compatible with all insulin pens sold in the United States; (4) FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite test strips with an enzyme that prevents reaction from any sugar other than glucose to minimize incorrect test results; (5) the Inject-Ease injection aid, a plastic housing that fits around disposable syringes for quick and precise needle insertion; (6) the REAL-Time Revel System insulin pump, which pairs an insulin pump with a glucose sensor and offers customizable alerts, including those for high or low glucose targets; and (7) the IQ Patch manual insulin delivery system, which attaches to the body with adhesive and can be worn continuously for 3 days.
Assistive Products Discussed: FREESTYLE BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORING SYSTEM
Published by: R.A. Rapaport Publishing, Incorporated (Website:http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com)