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This temporary tattoo can monitor diabetics' glucose levels as accurately as a finger prick

Posted by FIONA MACDONALD on January 15, 2015 - Category: Diabetes Management
At the moment, people with diabetes need to monitor their glucose levels multiple times a day by pricking their finger and assessing their blood. But in the future the tattoo will allow their levels to be continuously measured throughout the day. This means they'll be able to more sensitively maintain their glucose levels and better manage their condition. Read More »
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Blood sugar may affect brain growth in diabetic kids

Posted by Jeff Charis-Carlson, Iowa City Press-Citizen on January 1, 2015 - Category: Diabetes Management
Some areas of the brain may grow more slowly in children with Type 1 diabetes than in children who don't have the disease, according to a recently released study conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa and four other universities involved in the Diabetes Research in Children Network consortium. Read More »
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Service Dogs Pick Up Scent of Diabetes Danger

Posted by Kate Linebaugh: WSJ on December 10, 2012 - Category: Diabetes Management
Eight-year-old Abbie Eppler has avoided health emergencies thanks to Gracie, a 70-pound British Labrador retriever who wakes up Abbie's mother when the child's blood-sugar level rises or falls below a certain target at night.
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Dexcom G4 Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitor Cleared in U.S. (video)

Posted by Gene Ostrovsky on October 11, 2012 - Category: Diabetes Management
Dexcom received FDA clearance for its G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitoring system. It includes an under-skin sensor, a wireless transmitter, and the interactive monitor that picks up readings from within 20 feet (6 meters).

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Nanoscale biosensor measures glucose without needle pricks

Posted by Fraunhofer Society on September 6, 2012 - Category: Diabetes Management
Pricking a finger everyday is just part of everyday life for T1D patients. A non-invasive measurement approach could release them from the constant pain of pin pricks. Read More »
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Meter Accuracy Counts More -- and Less -- Then You Think

Posted by Riva Greenberg on August 29, 2012 - Category: Diabetes Management
There are a few things our kids can do to increase dosing accuracy: wash their hands, brush up on carbohydrate counting, learn more about insulin dosing...

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New Glucometer from Purdue Measures Glucose in Tears, Saliva

Posted by Gene Ostrovsky on August 21, 2012 - Category: Diabetes Management
Researchers at Purdue University may have actually come up with a possible solution that may allow diabetics of the future to use their saliva, tears, or even urine to measure their blood glucose. Read More »
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New Devices Improve Diabetes Control

Posted by WebMD Health News on July 9, 2012 - Category: Diabetes Management
By combining insulin pumps with continuous blood sugar sensors, people with diabetes get better blood-sugar control than those using fingerstick testing and insulin shots, new research suggests. Read More »
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Artificial pancreas gives girl a vacation from diabetes

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on March 4, 2012 - Category: Medical
Twelve year old Elle has t1d and was selected to try out an experimental device called an artificial or "bionic" pancreas. During the three-day study, Elle didn't have to poke her finger every few hours to find out her blood sugar level because the "bionic" pancreas recorded it automatically and adjusted her insulin accordingly. Read More »
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Convenient Blood Test Poor Predictor of Diabetes in Children

Posted by dLife on February 23, 2011 - Category: Medical
The hemoglobin A1c test has become the preferred way to diagnose diabetes among the millions of Americans who have diabetes but show no symptoms. The simple test measures longer-term blood sugar levels -- without requiring patients to fast overnight. Read More »
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