Diabetes

A product shot of Upright's digital MSK offering.
By  Dave Muoio 02:01 pm January 27, 2021
DarioHealth announced today that it is expanding its digital chronic-disease-management business beyond diabetes and hypertension with the purchase of Upright Technologies, a musculoskeletal (MSK) health company that specializes in connected posture correction devices and digital coaching. The deal is expected to close on or around February 7, and will run DarioHealth $31 million to complete the...
More than 11 million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes, making up 29% of the country’s population.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:47 am December 2, 2020
Abbott’s continuous glucose monitoring system, the FreeStyle Libre 2, has been approved in Canada for adults and children four years and older with diabetes. The FreeStyle Libre 2 system continuously measures glucose data every minute and can automatically alert users when their glucose is high or low without needing to scan the sensor. It is worn on the back of the user’s upper arm for up to 14...
An image of the pre-acquisition InPen device and connected app.

The InPen alongside Companion Medical's connected app

By  Dave Muoio 01:56 pm November 12, 2020
Shortly after acquiring smart insulin-pen-maker Companion Medical, Medtronic has officially launched the InPen device alongside integration with its Guardian Connect connected glucose monitoring (CGM) system. Of note, Medtronic's InPen is the only smart insulin pen cleared by the FDA for use by people requiring multiple daily injections. It received that 510(k) back in 2016. WHY IT MATTERS With...
By  Dean Koh 02:57 am November 11, 2020
Singapore-based data science and healthcare technology company Holmusk announced a collaboration with the Healthcare business sector of German pharma and life sciences giant Merck to support patients and physicians in Asia-Pacific with a holistic treatment approach for prediabetes and diabetes. The partnership involves Holmusk's GlycoLeap, a mobile digital therapeutics platform that utilizes a...
Screens and a plate of food
By  Dave Muoio 03:26 pm November 3, 2020
New top-line data presented by Omada Health and researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Wake Forest University suggest that the chronic condition-management company's digital diabetes-prevention program can deliver clinically meaningful blood sugar reduction and weight loss over 12 months. The PREDICTS randomized controlled trial was first announced in 2018, and enrolled...
remote monitoring, digital therapeutics, dubai, diabetes

Credit: GluCare Diabetes Center

By  Rachel McArthur 08:54 am October 21, 2020
A specialist clinic that’s claiming to be “the world’s first healthcare provider” to “employ remote continuous data monitoring” for diabetic patients has been officially opened in Dubai. Following a soft launch in September, GluCare Integrated Diabetes Center – which has been developed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with partners in Silicon Valley – offers remote continuous data monitoring as...
 home-monitoring devices, mobile technology

Credit: Emirates News Agency

By  Ahmed El Sherif 01:47 am October 17, 2020
A new study exploring the effectiveness of virtual health follow-ups using home-monitoring devices and mobile technology is currently being conducted by the Dubai Diabetes Centre (DDC) with the support of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in the United Arab Emirates. Running until the end of December, the study is being carried out in collaboration with Cognitive Healthcare International (CHI), a...
The study used Podimetrics SmartMats to take the temperature of participants’ feet and scan for signs of inflammation.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:48 am October 14, 2020
New research examining patients with healed diabetic foot ulcers revealed that daily foot temperature monitoring can result in lower rates of hospitalization and foot ulcer recurrence in high-risk patients, according to a study in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. The study used Podimetrics SmartMats to take the temperature of participants’ feet and to scan for signs of inflammation. The...
By  Laura Lovett 02:43 pm October 8, 2020
Digital chronic care management tool Lark Health scooped up $55 million in its Series C round. In addition to the venture funding, the company added another $15 million through venture debt credit.  Kind River Capital led the round with participation from Franklin Templeton, SteelSky Ventures, Olive Tree Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, Asset Management Ventures and individual investors.  The...
By  Dave Muoio 11:10 am September 30, 2020
Siren, a smart textile company known for its temperature-monitoring socks, has added another $9 million to an $11.8 million Series B raise from early summer. The latest raise adds new backers Manta Ray, Mighty Capital and David Helgason to the company's Series B round, which included names like Anathem Ventures, Khosla Ventures, DCM, Founders Fund and other prior investors. WHAT IT DOES Founded...