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How Well Does Your Monitor Work in Higher Altitudes?

A small Italian trial tested the accuracy of two popular blood glucose monitors at an altitude of nearly 10,000 ft. The Glucometer Elite II and the LifeScan One Touch II were tested on six type 1s who all had good glycemic control and no diabetes-related complications. The readings from the meters were compared to the results from venous blood samples. The findings were reported in the January issue of Diabetes Care.

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring Helps Doctors Fine-tune Treatment

A pilot study involving 9 patients using MiniMed's continuous glucose monitoring system shows a 1 percentage point drop in HbA1c values after 5 weeks.

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New Meter Measures Blood Ketones—Proper Control Reduces Chances of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Medisense, Inc. has begun sales of its Precision Xtra meter, which measures blood ketone content as well as monitoring glucose levels.

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FDA Panel Backs GlucoWatch Monitor

An advisory panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unanimously recommended approval of the GlucoWatch monitor on December 6, 1999. The advisory panel, which approved the GlucoWatch monitor with conditions, said that the monitor could offer a tremendous benefit by measuring glucose far more often than blood tests can.

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Kumetrix Working on BG Monitoring Technology—Device Said to Mimic the Painless Bite of a Mosquito

Kumetrix Inc., a privately held medical device company located in Union City, California, recently announced that it will receive $194,000 in state funds to further develop its painless blood glucose (BG) monitoring device.

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GlucoWatch Monitor Similar in Accuracy to Fingerstick Tests—But Some Problems Exist

Though it does not test blood, the accuracy of the GlucoWatch monitor compares well with existing blood glucose meters, researchers have concluded.

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New Test Strips For Elite Meter Cost Less Money

Can-Am Care Corporation has announced the availability of the new Excel GE blood glucose test strips, for use with Glucometer Elite blood glucose meters.

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Joslin Diabetes Center to Conduct FDA Trials on Noninvasive Meter

Biocontrol, one of many hopeful developers of a noninvasive glucose monitoring device, will link with the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. Joslin researchers will conduct clinicals trials for approval of Biocontrol's Diasensor 2000, a device that measures glucose levels with spectroscopy (technology using infrared light).

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My First Meter

In 1978, at age 21, I ran away to Hawaii to work on a cruise ship. In those days, I never told anyone that I had diabetes.

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Me and My Meter: Will Consumers Trade in Trusted Models for Newer Technology?

Choosing a glucose meter is like choosing a home. You have your dream home in your head, but it does not exist in the real world, just like a noninvasive meter. Then, even among the existing homes, what you really want, (for most of us) you cannot afford. Similarly, the meter that has all the features you are looking for may not be covered by your health insurance. Yet, just when you've given up hope, it all comes together and you find the one you want. After some work, your home, and your meter, become sources of protection and comfort. Most importantly, your meter becomes your lifeline.

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