July 15, 2019
Gone are the days of endless finger pricks to test blood glucose levels and complicated mental calculations to deduce carbohydrate ratios with insulin. The growth of people with diabetes by 314 million in the last 34 years has created an ever-expanding market in diabetes management products.
Consumers are now inundated with new technology streamlining lives with less needles and more real-time...
April 8, 2019
The US Patent and Trademark Office has published two new related patents from Apple that suggest the company might be working on chemical smell sensors, which could have a variety of uses within healthcare. One patent even suggests that by analyzing sweat particles in the air the sensor could deduce blood sugar levels.
The patent applications were submitted in late 2018 but were just published on...
December 21, 2016
New research shows that automated health tracking using connected devices and apps can improve long-term engagement in health activities, compared with manual tracking.
The study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, examined utilization patterns of participants in Walgreens Balance Rewards for healthy choices (BRhc), a self-monitoring program that allows members to track health...
August 17, 2015
Israeli medical device company Integrity Applications has begun the process with the FDA to bring its noninvasive glucose monitoring device, GlucoTrack, to the United States.
GlucoTrack allows users to monitor their blood glucose level without drawing blood. The user wears a clip on his or her ear, and GlucoTrack uses a combination of sensors to determine blood glucose level, then sends the data...
June 10, 2015
Some 58 percent of people with diabetes want to use technology to track their diets, according to an online survey of 2,535 American adults, conducted by Telcare through SurveyMonkey. Of those surveyed, 16 percent had diabetes, 61 percent knew someone living with diabetes, and 21 percent cared for someone with diabetes.
Respondents living with diabetes were also two times more likely to connect ...
June 2, 2014
At the American Diabetes Association meeting next month, diabetes management software company Glooko and the Joslin Diabetes Center will launch HypoMap, a new patient-facing platform to help increase patients' awareness of hypoglycemic events.
Hypoglycemic events are low blood sugar events associated with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Warning signs like sweatiness, shakiness, and weakness are...
July 16, 2012
Last week German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim announced a deal with Boston-based digital health company Healthrageous, which spun out of Partners Healthcare a few years ago. The companies plan to launch a pilot study to evaluate a lifestyle behavior modification program that aims to help people better manage type II diabetes.
The six-month study will leverage Healthrageous’...
June 2, 2010
In early April, Nokia greenlit a new diabetes app, MyGlucoHealth, for its Ovi app store -- now, the app's developer, Entra Health System announced that worldwide downloads for the free app total more than 150,000. The free MyGlucoHealth App allows Nokia handset users to upload and manage blood glucose readings using the MyGlucoHealth Wireless meter, however, it can also stand alone as a blood...
June 1, 2010
Google pulled the plug on Google Health? Chilmark Research analyst John Moore penned a must-read piece on the possible dissolution of Google Health. According to Moore, rumor has it that the company has put the project into a "stasis" mode. Here's more from Moore: "Rumors are now floating about that this lack of relevancy, this lack of a true commitment to Google Health has led to that oh so...