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Blood Glucose Meters For Type 2s: Why Aren't They More Useful?

We recently wrote about a study which concluded that blood glucose meters are a waste of time for people with type 2 diabetes who are not using insulin ("Is Using a Meter a Waste of Time for Type 2s?"). Our readers vehemently disagreed with that conclusion.

Comments 2 comments - Sep 6, 2007 - * * * *

The Eocene System Makes Your Meter Into a Management Tool
The Eocene System Makes Your Meter Into a Management Tool

Everyone knows that for meter manufacturers, a meter is simply a means of selling a lifetime of strips. The Eocene blood glucose meter is no different in that respect, but it does have something extra to offer.

Comments 1 comment - Aug 14, 2007 - * * * *

Is Using a Meter a Waste of Time for Type 2s?

According to a University of Oxford study led by Dr. Andrew Farmer, home monitoring of glucose with a meter did not improve glucose control in non-insulin-requiring people with type 2 diabetes.

Comments 0 comments - Aug 1, 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 - Jun 24, 2007 - * * * *

The DexCom STS-7 CGM Approved for Seven-Day Use
The DexCom STS-7 CGM Approved for Seven-Day Use

Soon you will be able to keep your DexCom sensor in place for a whole week instead of just three days. We know you've been doing that already, but now you'll have the full approval of the authorities.

Comments 0 comments - Jun 23, 2007 - * * * *

Hope or Hooey? Two Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Meters On the Horizon

Two new meters that purport to measure your blood glucose without a fingerstick are currently in the works–again.  The road to a non-invasive meter is one that many have traveled before, but no one, thus far, has ever reached the market. 

Comments 7 comments - May 30, 2007 - * * * *

What's the Best Meter? It's the One that You'll Use
What's the Best Meter? It's the One that You'll Use

Meters have come a long way since 1969, when the first meter went on the market. The meter measured the amount of light reflected off a Dextrostix, a paper strip that turned various shades of blue, depending on blood glucose level, after a large drop of blood was placed on it and then washed off.

Comments 0 comments - May 24, 2007 - * * *

Why Not Make Meter to Meter Comparisons?
Why Not Make Meter to Meter Comparisons?

Ever try to check one meter against another by testing with both at the same time and seeing if their results match up?  Ever wonder why they might not?

Comments 0 comments - May 7, 2007 - * * * *

OneTouch® Meter Upgrade Offered To OneTouch® Users At No Charge
OneTouch® Meter Upgrade Offered To OneTouch® Users At No Charge

Milpitas, CA, March 30, 2007 – LifeScan, Inc., maker of OneTouch® Brand Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems, is offering customers that own one of several models of OneTouch Brand Systems a no-charge meter upgrade to one of the company's latest, most innovative meters.(1)

Comments 0 comments - Apr 20, 2007 - * * * * *

Tips for Successful Blood Sugar Monitoring
Tips for Successful Blood Sugar Monitoring

Here are some useful tips to help you choose a meter that’s right for you - and continue to use it successfully.

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