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The meter market has been making some great strides over the past year. Telcare, based in Bethesda, MD, released the first cellular enabled glucose meter at the 2012 CES Conference. The most interesting feature of the Telcare BGM is that it works without having to plug your meter into a computer, due to its included cellular network. The overall Telcare system has a number of interesting features as well.
The FDA approved the Medtronic MiniMed 530G insulin pump with its display of the Enlite continuous glucose monitor in September, 2013. The 530G is the first system in the United States that can automatically stop insulin delivery if the CGM's glucose value falls to a preset level (60-90 mg/dl) AND the wearer doesn't respond to the Threshold Suspend Alarm. This functionality puts the device in the newly created OZO: Artificial Pancreas Device Classification created by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Taking good care of your diabetes today means avoiding other health related problems often related to diabetes in the years to come. Work with your healthcare team design the best care plan. Use of a blood glucose monitor with blood glucose test strips will help provide valuable information to help you control your diabetes.
Not exactly a smart meter, but Ambio Health has developed a Remote Health Monitoring System for the Presto Blood Glucose Meter, a Homedics blood pressure monitor and an Ambio Health digital scale. The Ambio Health system includes a Plug and Play USB connector that plugs into each device. These devices are able to wirelessly communicate with the gateway, that then sends the data to the cloud. From there, the data can be accessed by patients and caregivers.
Advancements in technology will continue to help us improve our monitoring and control of diabetes. Diabetes software continues to get better and better and incorporate these advancements, such as the smartphone market. We have listed a number of diabetes related software programs below, including smartphones, desktop and online software. If you know of any other useful software for people with diabtes, please contact us.