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November 2010

Handle online advice with care

If you're getting information about diabetes from groups or friends on Facebook, you might want to be careful. A new study suggests that a quarter of posts in these groups are possibly ads, and not for FDA-approved treatments, either.

comments 5 comments - Posted Nov 17, 2010

August 2010

Novo Nordisk Creates "App" to Help Doctors Dose Insulin

Novo Nordisk announced today the availability of NovoDoseTM - the first-ever mobile insulin dosing guide for physicians to look up dosing guidelines and blood glucose goals for their patients with diabetes, a disease that affects nearly 24 million Americans. The guide is available as an application on iTunes and is specific to Novo Nordisk's modern insulin analog portfolio: Levemir® (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection), NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection), and NovoLog® Mix 70/30 (70% insulin aspart protamine suspension and 30% insulin aspart injection, [rDNA origin]).

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 24, 2010

June 2010

Diabetes Health is the First Diabetes Magazine to Launch iPhone and iPod Touch Applications, DH Mobile

It is official! Today at the World's largest Diabetes Congress, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 70th Scientific Sessions (Booth 305) in Orlando, Florida, Diabetes Health Magazine (www.diabeteshealth.com) launched the first diabetes magazine Mobile Application, Diabetes Health Mobile (DH Mobile.)

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 29, 2010

May 2010

Knowledge Is Power

Investigate. Inform. Inspire. This statement is not only our commitment to you, the readers of Diabetes Health, but also a call to action. In our June/July print issue (available online June 1 under the Digital Edition tab), we've done some investigating. We tracked down educational agencies, websites, software, and applications, and we've listed them for you in our 2nd Educational Resource Guide.

comments 0 comments - Posted May 31, 2010

November 2009

New Accu-Chek Diabetes Link Launched

The official site launch for Accu-Chek Diabetes Link Canada was Monday November 16, and is the first of many proposed sites being developed by Roche to link people with diabetes to various resources.

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 25, 2009

October 2009

Eurotech's Everyware

Eurotech, an 84-year-old technology company, recently introduced its EverywareTM Medical Gateway, a remote monitoring device that it hopes will bolster the already notable effectiveness that home care diabetes monitoring has had in reducing hospital admissions. Along with several partners, including IBM and Roche, Eurotech demonstrated the device at the October Continua Health Alliance Fall Summit and Plugfest held in Boston.

comments 1 comment - Posted Oct 22, 2009

July 2009

Diabetes and the iPhone

People often ask me, "Why limit diabetes-related services to the iPhone when there are so many other cell phones out there?" I always answer them by asking, "How many applications have you downloaded onto your cell phone?" 

comments 15 comments - Posted Jul 13, 2009

March 2008

Blood Sugar Management: the Core of Your Care

Blood sugar control is the heart and soul of diabetes management. How you handle it determines what will be the consequences of your diabetes.

comments 2 comments - Posted Mar 13, 2008

November 2007

More Technology Patients Won't Use
More Technology Patients Won't Use

This morning, a major meter manufacturer announced that its blood glucose meters will now operate on Microsoft's HealthVault. HealthVault is an online service that allows a patient to store and manage his health records without paying a fee.

comments 32 comments - Posted Nov 1, 2007

August 2007

The Blood Sugar Puzzle: The CareLink System Puts the Pieces Together For You
The Blood Sugar Puzzle: The CareLink System Puts the Pieces Together For You

Diabetes is a chronic yet manageable malady; as such, it requires constant interaction between the person and the disease. You must pay attention to the endless flow of information produced by your various management tools.

comments 1 comment - Posted Aug 10, 2007

June 2007

Mobile Technology and Blood Glucose Monitoring
Mobile Technology and Blood Glucose Monitoring

Adolescents don't always check their blood glucose levels as often as they should. Because frequent monitoring is a keystone of diabetes care, this can make their parents frantic.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 24, 2007

December 2006

Software Upgrade Makes Control a Little More EZ
Software Upgrade Makes Control a Little More EZ

The new ezManager Plus from Animas Corporation is an upgrade from the older ezManager product, and adds the ability to download information from the Animas IR1000/1200 insulin pumps and numerous blood glucose meters. The ezManager Plus is actually two programs— one for a PDA and one that runs on Windows-based PCs. The Palm OS (PDA) application lets you count carbohydrates, calculate insulin dosages (carbohydrate dosages, too) and log meals, insulin, blood glucose and activity.

comments 2 comments - Posted Dec 1, 2006

October 2006

D-Diabetic Software Tracks Daily Food, Exercise and Medication Information
D-Diabetic Software Tracks Daily Food, Exercise and Medication Information

Have you dreamed of having a low-cost diabetes management program to track daily nutrition information, exercise, medication and blood glucose levels? D-Diabetic Software from Sugar World offers these features and more.

comments 3 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2006

August 2006

New LifeScan Software Gets You In ‘Touch’ With Better Diabetes Control
New LifeScan Software Gets You In ‘Touch’ With Better Diabetes Control

As a user of LifeScan glucose meters, I was eager to take a look at their diabetes management software. I installed the software, hooked up the data cable, grabbed my trusty UltraSmart glucose meter and started up the software with a double-click on the OneTouch icon.

comments 8 comments - Posted Aug 1, 2006

July 2006

Entertainment and Education Part of New CD-ROM-Based Program
Entertainment and Education Part of New CD-ROM-Based Program

Pump Expeditions from Medtronic MiniMed is a CD-ROM-based program that offers users both entertainment and education.

comments 1 comment - Posted Jul 1, 2006

June 2006

New Program Offers Entertainment and Diabetes Education
New Program Offers Entertainment and Diabetes Education

Are you unable to tear your child away from the computer? Do you want your child to learn more about diabetes? “Type 1 Diabetes in Children: A Passport to Knowledge,” from Savvy Knowledge Systems, may be your solution.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 2006

May 2006

New Software Saves and Shares Health Data for You and Your Family
New Software Saves and Shares Health Data for You and Your Family

The Body Journal software from Berkeley Medical is a new entry to the market and is not simply for managing your diabetes information: It allows you to record, save and share complete health information for your entire family.

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 2006

April 2006

Software Puts the ‘Ease’ in Managing Your BG Data
Software Puts the ‘Ease’ in Managing Your BG Data

This month we take a look at a Web-based product called DiabetEase from DiabetEase, Inc. DiabetEase, like other diabetes management software programs, provides you with tools to save, track and graph blood glucose data.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 2006

March 2006

Accu-Chek Compass Steers You in the Right Direction
Accu-Chek Compass Steers You in the Right Direction

This month we are taking a look at Accu-Chek Compass from Roche Diagnostics. This diabetes management software works with their Accu-Chek line of glucose meters.

comments 11 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2006

Diabetes Management Software
Diabetes Management Software

If you are like me, you test your blood glucose at least four times per day, and you have been noting your blood glucose readings in a logbook. While this certainly helps to keep track of blood glucose data, I normally look only at how to manage the current reading.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2006

February 2006

Precision Link Direct
Precision Link Direct

This month, we are taking a look at the Precision Link Direct program from Abbott Diabetes Care.

comments 3 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2006

January 2006

Internet Version of Blood Glucose Awareness Training Almost Here
Internet Version of Blood Glucose Awareness Training Almost Here

Over the past 20 years, a group of researchers at the University of Virginia Health Science System have developed and tested a training program, called Blood Glucose Awareness Training (BGAT), for adults with type 1 diabetes. This research was funded both by the National Institutes of Health and the American Diabetes Association.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 2006

December 2005

DiabetesWatch
DiabetesWatch

Most of the products reviewed in this column over the past few months have come from glucose meter and insulin pump manufacturers and independent software companies. This month, we will take a look at an offering from one of the major insulin manufacturers: DiabetesWatch, a Web-based product from Aventis Pharmaceuticals.

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 2005

October 2005

Free Software Works With Meter and Pump
Free Software Works With Meter and Pump

This month, we take a look at the Medtronic CareLink Therapy Management System for Diabetes. This is an online diabetes management program from the folks who make the Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2005

September 2005

New Diabetes Software Can Help You Master Your BGs
New Diabetes Software Can Help You Master Your BGs

Does monitoring your blood glucose readings and trying to figure out your insulin dosages intimidate you? Do you have trouble keeping enough data for your diabetes care team to analyze?

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 2005

August 2005

Sleuthing for Your Metabolic Fingerprints
Sleuthing for Your Metabolic Fingerprints

Because each person’s resting metabolism rate is unique, the people at Healthetech emphasize that knowing your “metabolic fingerprint” is the key to achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyle goals—particularly when it’s medically necessary to monitor diet and exercise.

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 2005

Keeping Well With Diabetes
Keeping Well With Diabetes

Most of the products reviewed in this column over the past few months have come from glucose meter and insulin pump manufacturers and from independent software companies. This month, we will take a look at an offering from one of the major insulin manufacturers: Keeping Well With Diabetes, a Web-based product from Novo Nordisk.

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 2005

July 2005

Dana Magic Bolus Calculator
Dana Magic Bolus Calculator

This month we take a look at the Dana Magic Bolus Calculator from Dana Diabecare USA. These are the folks who make the Dana Diabecare II insulin pump.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 2005

May 2005

Diabetes Education for Kids
Diabetes Education for Kids

Being the parent of a child with type 1, I was anxious to evaluate Diabetes Education for Kids by Dbaza, Inc. This software explains the different elements of diabetes and shows the child how to manage them.

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 2005

April 2005

Just the Facts
Just the Facts

I spent some time this month reflecting on the products I have reviewed over the past year and realized that diabetes management software is getting more and more sophisticated. I have been asked if there is any “basic” software out there for diabetes management.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 2005

March 2005

FreeStyle CoPilot Health Management Software
FreeStyle CoPilot Health Management Software

This month, Abbott Diabetes Care gave me the opportunity to review their new FreeStyle CoPilot Health Management Software, which works with the Precision Xtra and Therasense glucose meters. I was especially anxious to look at this software because it also works with the data from my CoZmore insulin pump and glucose meter combo.

comments 2 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2005

February 2005

OneTouch Diabetes Management Software
OneTouch Diabetes Management Software

As a user of LifeScan glucose meters, I was eager to take a look at their diabetes management software.

comments 20 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2005

January 2005

GlucoBalance Data Management System Offers Help for Downloading
GlucoBalance Data Management System Offers Help for Downloading

Do you currently use a Hypoguard glucose meter such as the Hypoguard Advance or QuickTek?

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 2005

December 2004

Diabetes Diary Sets Targets for Nutritional and BG Levels
Diabetes Diary Sets Targets for Nutritional and BG Levels

Do you use a personal computer running on the Windows operating system?

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 2004

September 2004

Ascensia WinGlucofacts Software
Ascensia WinGlucofacts Software

Do you currently use a Bayer Glucometer or Ascensia brand glucose meter? Are you looking for a way to download your glucose readings from the meter to diabetes management software on your computer? Bayer may have a solution for you: their Ascensia WinGlucofacts software.

comments 7 comments - Posted Sep 1, 2004

June 2004

MediCompass Software

Would you like to be able to share your blood glucose information with your doctor between scheduled visits?

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 2004

March 2004

Diabetes Assistant Software Offers Freedom in Tracking Your Diabetes Management Data

Looking for an inexpensive software package to help track your diabetes-management data? Do you want a Web-based program? How about the ability to e-mail the data directly to your doctor or certified diabetes educator (CDE)? Diabetes Assistant, a software program from Roche Diagnostics Corporation, might meet your needs.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2004

March 2003

New Presentation Provides a Resource for Diabetes Educators

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has developed a new resource for diabetes educators who want to spice up their patient and community group presentations.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2003

New Diabetes Management Tool Goes Online

Roche Diagnostics recently received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Web-based diabetes management program, known as the Accu-Chek Diabetes Assistant (available through the Web site www.accu-chek.com).

comments 1 comment - Posted Mar 1, 2003

February 2003

New Software Helps Teach Children About Diabetes

Software designed to help children who are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes learn how to manage their condition is available from dbaza, Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for use by both individuals and professionals.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2003

December 2002

An Apple a Day?

Macintosh users who have been bemoaning the lack of diabetes management software designed for their operating system now have access to a new program.

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 2002

April 2002

Tracking Grams of Carbohydrate and Other 'Fun' Activities

When I was asked to write this article, my first thought was, "Oh, boy, this should be fun." But as I started my research, I found that I was way behind the curve in my understanding of the importance of tracking my food intake.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 2002

January 2002

Computer Care

Kaiser Permanente, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. are working together to expand the use of Archimedes, a computer simulation model that can be used to develop diabetes care programs.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 2002

December 2001

Tracking Carbohydrate Content of Meals Using a Handheld Computer

One would think that with all the technological advances in handheld computers, there would be a plethora of software products available for every need. In fact, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of software products on the market today. However, finding the specific type of software you need can be quite challenging.

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 2001

November 2001

Right in the Palm of Your Hand

If you're breaking your back—or calculator—trying to compute the carbohydrates in every meal in order to set your insulin dose, then work no more. Family Health Publications of Costa Mesa, California, is now offering a software program that counts the amount of carbohydrates in the most common type of foods, including fast food. The program can by uploaded on to a PalmPilot, where the carbohydrate count, in addition to calorie, fat and protein content of a selected food pops up on the screen.

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 2001

October 2001

Up, Up, and Away

Now, doctors and patients can access all the information they need regarding the patient's health with the InSight Professional. In August 2001, Disetronic Medical Systems Inc. of St. Paul, Minnesota, launched the online diabetes management program that allows users to create a personal database of their insulin intake, blood-sugar levels and more. Patients can upload information directly from their insulin pumps and blood glucose meters from their home computers.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2001

Giving Yourself a Hand

Eight years ago, Apple Computer Corporation introduced the Apple Newton MessagePad 100, thus launching the hand-held computer revolution. As technology has facilitated the way we use these types of computers, many electronics manufacturers have jumped on board in the development and marketing of their own handheld devices.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2001

Click and Send

iMetrikus of Carlsbad, California, announced its partnership with Home Diagnostics Inc. (HDI) to offer a new system for people with diabetes to test blood sugars and track the results in a format that can be provided to their doctors.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2001

August 2001

Contacting Doctors by E-mail Shown to Be Easy, Successful

It may no longer be necessary to visit your doctor to get advice and the results of blood tests, according to researchers in Creteil, France, who presented their findings at the American Diabetes Association's scientific sessions in June. Using e-mail to send data from self blood glucose monitoring to your doctor and ask questions is efficient and economical, they say.

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 2001

Technology Take Over

On May 15, Roche Diagnostics of Indianapolis, Indiana, introduced its new software package for tracking blood sugar levels and presenting them in formats that help patients better manage their diabetes.

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 2001

October 2000

Take Advantage of Today's Software

Mellitus Manager

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2000

Dan Uses His Computer to Improve His BGs

Many of you probably record your blood glucose in a diary or logbook, which you bring to your healthcare team on routine visits. This logbook has been an important component of diabetes treatment programs since the days of Dr. Elliot Joslin (Joslin Diabetes Center), the late pioneering diabetes specialist. Dr. Joslin believed important events in a person's life and diabetes treatment should be entered into a diary that both that person and his health care team could refer back to for treatment decisions.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2000

February 2000

Will a Computer Guide Your Next Office Visit?

Hunterdon Medical Center of Flemington, New Jersey, selected a new software program to run its diabetes care center. They chose CliniPro by NuMedics.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2000

January 2000

New Software Makes Analyzing Readings and Insulin Dosages a Piece of Cake

Do you feel overwhelmed trying to keep track of blood glucose readings and figure out insulin dosages? Do you have trouble collecting all the data your doctor needs for analysis and for your care? To address these problems, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has developed BD Diabetes Software, an easy-to-use program for tracking and analyzing patterns of blood glucose readings and insulin dosages.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 2000

LifeScan Upgrade Means Easier BG Data Download

LifeScan has upgraded its Windows-based software by introducing IN TOUCH Diabetes Management Software, Version 1.31. This new software, available for both the patient with diabetes and their health care provider, can download patient blood glucose data from any of LifeScan's current consumer meters. This makes it easier for health care providers to manage many patients and help them better control their blood sugars.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 2000

November 1999

High Tech Control for Your Diabetes

Here is a sample of the software available to help keep you on track with your diabetes control.

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1999

September 1999

The Future is Here

Palm Pilot people have formed a cultpage 2-like following around their miniscule computers. In case you are not a member of this group, Palm Pilots are hand-held computer datebooks, giving easy access to schedules, addresses, and other personal organizer files. Because it fits in your palm, it can be used anywhere.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 1999

New Modem System Links Physicians and Patients

Every Thursday night before she goes to sleep, Lynn Dempsky, a 42-year-old woman with type 1 diabetes, uses an Acculink modem. With the push of a button, her whole week of glucose readings is faxed to her doctor. If a follow-up is required, she hears from her doctor the next morning. Dempsky says the new modem system has improved her communication with her doctor and is helping her keep better control of her disease.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 1999

December 1998

Strawberries and Chicken Legs Dancing Across Your Computer Screen?

Meals 'n Carbs is a new CD-ROM designed by two diabetes educators to help people plan their meals with diabetes management in mind. The CD-ROM begins with basic information about digestion, diabetes and carbohydrate counting for people recently diagnosed with diabetes. It then progresses to a meal planner, in which you use your mouse to add foods to a meal and print out your nutritional information.

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 1998

October 1998

John Muir Center to Use New Diabetes Software

NuMedics, Inc. announced in August that the John Muir Diabetes Center in Walnut Creek, Calif., will use its CliniPro software for diabetes management with its patients. CliniPro software manages patients' records and analyzes their information for health care professionals.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 1998

Computerized Pill Bottle Reminds Diabetics When to Take Medication

Diabetes treatment has made its way into the high-tech age! A new prescription bottle with a "brain" and a beeping alarm clock will help remind patients when to take their medications. It also beeps when it is time for people with diabetes to check blood glucose levels.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 1998

September 1998

High-tech Control: Computer Tools for Diabetes Management

Helping space aliens and controlling blood glucose may sound like an odd mix, but in a new educational software program produced by the Starbright Foundation, a non-profit organization, the two work together to help teach kids about diabetes. The program, funded by Eli Lilly & Company, is just one example of the computer software products available to help people of all ages manage their diabetes.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 1998

Using Software as a Learning Tool

Vince Brewerton has had type 1 diabetes for nine years. By using a software program that was compatible with his glucose meter, he was able to learn how to tighten his control. The software allowed him to see how his glucose levels changed throughout the day and, in turn, adjust his insulin doses accordingly.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 1998

Rundown of Diabetes Management Software Products

Balance PC Diabetes **

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 1998

March 1997

Diabetes Software Has New Tools to Help Analyze Blood Sugars

Balance PC Diabetes Software, a new product from MediLife Inc., has received a "Favorably Reviewed" seal from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). The software is "a complete health management" system for insulin and oral medication users.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 1997

January 1997

NutriGenie Diabetes Software

Since ancient times, diet has been acknowledged as the cornerstone of diabetes management. NutriGenie, a company established by a group of Stanford University researchers, has developed software for use on Windows that combines age old methods of diet maintenance with 20th century technology.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 1997

May 1996

How Much Control Do You Need?

Even before the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT), people were interested in tight control of their blood sugars. The big problem then, as well as now, was how to keep accurate track of blood glucose levels in order to develop a regimen. Fortunately, in this age of technology keeping track of blood sugars can be done simply and thoroughly using a personal computer.

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 1996

April 1996

MediSense Delivers New Software

MediSense has forged to the forefront in biosensor technology with products like the Precision Q.I.D. Blood Glucose Testing System.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 1996

February 1996

Healthstats: A High Tech Method Of Common Sense Control

If keeping track of your diabetes management is not your idea of fun, Health Management Software, Inc. has a product for you.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 1996

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