US FDA – ‘Don’t Use Smartwatches’

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), smartwatches that claim to non-invasively measure blood sugar cannot directly measure glucose levels. The agency is advising people to avoid devices that claim to do this, and further states that such devices that do are illegally marketed. In a statement the agency says: “The FDA has […]

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FDA Clears New Insulin Pump and Algorithm-Based Software to Support Enhanced Automatic Insulin Delivery – Closer to a bionic pancreas. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fda-clears-new-insulin-pump-and-algorithm-based-software-to-support-enhanced-automatic-insulin-delivery-301829765.html Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre R 2 received national reimbursement in France for all people with diabetes treated with insulin. https://abbott.mediaroom.com/2023-06-22-Abbotts-FreeStyle-Libre-R-2-Receives-National-Reimbursement-in-France-for-All-People-with-Diabetes-Who-Use-Insulin Dexcom G7 Approved in Canada Patients living with diabetes in Canada will soon be able […]

India Schools and Insulin

The Uttar Pradesh state government has recently decided to allow school students with Type 1 diabetes to carry insulin to classrooms. Although there are no rules to ban students carrying insulin, there were none in place to allow it. The intention is to ensure all schools are aware of the need for students with diabetes […]

Type 2 Monitoring Importance

Results of a study published in ‘Diabetes Therapy’ showed sustained improvements in readings for people with type 2 diabetes using an advanced Bluetooth connected blood glucose meter and a mobile phone app. According to study co-author, Dr. Elizabeth Holt, Head of Global Medical, Clinical, and Safety, LifeScan: “Blood glucose meters are used by over 95 […]

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Dexcom has announced that its next-generation real-time continuous glucose monitoring system, DexCom G7, is now available in Canada, for people with any type of diabetes, aged two years and older, including those who are pregnant. https://consent.yahoo.com/v2/collectConsent?sessionId=3_cc-session_74cb3d38-d30a-4cc6-a8d9-23bb9655ca4d Can an artificial intelligence test diagnose type 2 diabetes from a 6 second voice clip? A Canadian team claim […]