Using Tech for Individualised Treatment

Within the population of India, 11.4% are affected by diabetes and an additional 15.3% have pre-diabetes, as shown by the study titled “Metabolic non-communicable disease health report of India: the ICMR-INDIAB national cross-sectional study (ICMR-INDIAB-17)”. This requires urgent action through comprehensive strategies. Use of technology in addressing the burden of metabolic conditions and its use […]

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 […]

From Sana’s Desk – Glucometer Bans

It may come as a surprise to many that visitors are prohibited from bringing glucometers into embassies in Pakistan. Similar situations may exist in other countries where security concerns lead to blanket bans on items necessary for managing diabetes during visa interviews. In Pakistan, individuals are required to leave their glucometers at home or in […]

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 […]