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The potential of Google Glass for Diabetics?

The potential of Google Glass for Diabetics? Today at the Factory opening in Berlin, got to meet Thad Starner, technical lead on the Glass project. He graciously spent a few minutes with me discussing the potential role of Glass in assisting diabetics. Thad has obviously

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The Current Status of mHealth for Diabetes

The Current Status of mHealth for Diabetes: Will It Be the Next Big Thing? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3869144/ David C. Klonoff, M.D., FACP, Fellow AIMBE This paper hits on all the main issues. If you want a good overview of mHealth and diabetes,

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Letters from diabetics

Letters from diabetics Larry H. recently wrote me: “I have received my Pendiq Digital Insulin Pen but have not used it yet, as I have to get my doctor to prescribe the Humalog cartridges for me.  I have been using

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CGM systems and data visualization

CGM systems and data visualization Since I have started using the iBGStar and the app, I am seeing a fuller picture of my readings. One of the main things I see is how periods of many low blood sugars can

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iBGStar Blood Glucose Meter

iBGStar Blood Glucose Meter just arrived. My insurance wouldn’t cover this meter, so big thanks to member Marcel who sent me his extra. First impressions: I really like not having to write down my readings, it shouldn’t be a big

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Pendiq thoughts so far:

Hi Folks, Well after  close to 2 weeks with the pendiq pen, here are some of my thoughts. A digital pen can be a good thing. What works:  Memory is a great functionality. Big Plus. Less than single unit dosages

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Pendiq Insulin Pen Interview

Well given the complexities of the the Pendiq Insulin Pen I thought I would go to the source and try to talk to the manufacturer. I sent an email last week, but received no reply. I called up the main

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How to inject with a pendiq insulin pen

Here is a short video, showing the basic steps through the menus to do a shot with a pendiq insulin pen. Strangely, the company hasn’t provided this video on their website. as you can see this seems like a lot

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Hopeful interview with pendiq

Trying to arrange an interview with the team responsible for bringing the pendiq pen to market. I called them up today, operator didn’t speak english. Well German works to.  She said she would send me a contact name, though it

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Pendiq update

Earlier I stated there is no injection icon.This was false. I just got it mixed up with the battery icon. Here is a closeup showing the details, with the battery logo in the upper right, and the syringe logo on

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