The OneTouch VerioIQ was touted as “the first meter ever that automatically alerts you to patterns you might not even know were there,” It joined other “smart” meters like the Telcare Meter. Using the Verio test strips, the VerioIQ is a white meter with a color LCD screen. It has a strip port light and automatic backlight for testing in the dark. There are 4 buttons on its face for scrolling and navigating through the software. It includes a rechargeable battery that can be charged through an AC adaptor or a mini USB cable (both provided).
Insulet and Johnson & Johnson announced an agreement to incorporate the OneTouch technology into the Omnipod's remote controller. The next Omnipod will have a built in blood glucose meter in the PDM, allowing you to carry one less device. Insulet already has a deal with Abbott Diabetes Care to include their Freestyle technology in their new PDM but the deal isn't exclusive. Upon release, Insulet could decide to have a separate device for each blood glucose meter technology or switch to Lifescan exclusively after the Abbott deal expires in 2013.
A quick contact list of the big companies in diabetes, including phones numbers and links to their sites.
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.
The OneTouch Ping is the newest insulin pump from the Animas Corporation. It is a glucose management system that includes an insulin pump and a glucose meter-remote. The two devices communicate wirelessly with each other. Users can calculate insulin doses and deliver boluses through the glucose meter-remote or manually on the pump.
Insulin pump companies are producing better and better pumps. There are many similarities when comparing insulin pumps but there are some important differences, like the differences in calculating Bolus on Board or which infusion sets can be used. This is the current batch of insulin pumps that are available: