Diabetes Care

By Laura Lovett March 12, 2019
Four months after landing FDA clearance POPS! one, a diabetes management system, is now commercially launching.  The system uses an algorithm to give users real-time personalized diabetes coaching. It also includes small glucose meter that attaches to the back of a user’s smartphone. Users can check their glucose levels on the meter and the results will automatically transfer to the app. The...

Ascensia's Contour Next was the top-performing meter in the study.

By Jonah Comstock September 26, 2018
What happened In a triple-blinded, multisite, independent study, researchers have found that only one third of commercially available FDA-cleared blood glucose meters in the United States could consistently perform to an accuracy standard close to, but actually more lenient than, the FDA’s. Of the 18 BCGs tested, only six were consistently accurate in each of three test sites. Five were compliant...
By Jonah Comstock February 8, 2016
A small study published in Diabetes Care, the journal of the American Diabetes Association, shows that personalized text messages with positive and negative feedback are more effective than texts that are simply reminders. The study was conducted by researchers at the Israeli Institute of Technology and one researcher was affiliated with Microsoft Research. They split 27 patients into a seven-...
By Neil Versel September 22, 2011
Like any rapidly evolving industry, mobile health is suffering some growing pains. A study published in the September issue of the journal Diabetes Care found that type 2 diabetes patients who were given behavioral coaching with the mobile phone-based WellDoc DiabetesManager system lowered their hemoglobin A1c readings significantly more than those who only received care during occasional doctor...