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Ascensia: ‘This is Diabetes, This is Real’ 

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Ascensia: ‘This is Diabetes, This is Real’ 

September 19, 2023HME News Staff

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Ascensia Diabetes Care, owner of the CONTOUR blood glucose monitoring system portfolio and exclusive distributor of the Eversense continuous glucose monitoring system, has opened submissions for its art and photo competition in support of World Diabetes Day 2023. The theme of this year’s competition is “This is Diabetes, This is Real,” aiming to capture the challenges, successes and day-to-day realities of people living with diabetes. “For our 2023...

Ascensia Diabetes Care, Blood Glucose Monitor, Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), CONTOUR, Diabetes, Eversense, World Diabetes Day

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One Drop uses AI to predict blood glucose levels

November 19, 2019HME News Staff

NEW YORK - One Drop has developed a model to predict blood glucose levels for people using continuous glucose monitors. Using more than 10 million hours of CGM data from One Drop users, the model accurately predicted blood glucose levels within 30 mg/dL of the CGM-measured values up to 120 minutes in advance. At 30 minutes, predictions were within 30 mg/dL more than 97% of the time; at 60 minutes, they were within 30 md/dL more than 75% of the time; and at 120 minutes, within 30 mg/dL more than 55%...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blood Glucose Monitor, Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), One Drop

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Arcadia, Amazon launch Choice

October 30, 2018HME News Staff

SEATTLE - Arcadia Group has launched an Amazon-exclusive brand of consumer-use medical devices for diabetes and hypertension management. The Choice brand will start with a range of blood glucose and blood pressure monitors, both with supporting mobile apps offering tracking, data mobility and reminders. “The Choice brand is all about accessible wellness,” said Bob Guest, CEO of Arcadia Group. “Consumers no longer need to drive to a store to stand in line and purchase their...

Amazon, Blood Glucose Monitor, Blood Pressure, e-commerce, Medical devices

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Ascensia gets 'seal of approval' for Contour Next

September 25, 2018HME News Staff

BASEL, Switzerland - The Contour Next BGMS finished top of the list for accuracy, according to the results of a recently published assessment of 18 blood glucose monitoring systems. The system from Ascensia Diabetes Care was the only one to have 100% of data points within protocol limits for accuracy used by the Diabetes Technology Society in their Blood Glucose Monitoring System Surveillance System. Based on the results of the independent assessment, the Contour Next was one of six systems awarded...

Assessment, Blood Glucose Monitor, Diabetes

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Breathalyzer targets 'stunningly low' compliance for glucose checks

January 3, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

For decades, researchers have sought to find noninvasive ways for people with diabetes to test their blood glucose levels without the dreaded finger stick. Western New England University professors Dr. Ronny Priefer and Dr. Michael Rust have developed a handheld breathalyzer that detects acetone levels in a user's breath that correlate with blood glucose levels. Dr. Priefer spoke with HME News recently about the quest for pain-free glucose checks. HME News: How does the breathalyzer work? Dr....

Blood Glucose Monitor, Diabetes, Dr. Ronny Priefer, Testing

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I can't feel my fingers

October 19, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Here in Maine we've been spoiled by warmer fall weather. Until yesterday. The temp never got above 50 degrees and it dipped into the 20s overnight. I reluctantly turned on the heat. (We usually wait until Halloween). This morning, a thick layer of frost on my car windshield awaited me. I arrived at HME News world headquarters only to find we had no heat. (It's also not unheard of for the AC to conk out when it's hot. We are, after all, located in an old fish cannery. It's...

Blood Glucose Monitor, Diabetes

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Prodigy responds to FDA warning

September 5, 2013HME News Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Prodigy Diabetes Care has conducted a regulatory assessment by an independent auditor to examine, review and revise certain procedures and training to ensure compliance with FDA requirements, it told patients, caregivers and partners in a Sept. 4 letter. “Prodigy assures you that this attention to improvement is an ongoing effort to ensure full compliance,” stated CEO Richard Admani in the letter. In a Feb. 22 letter, the FDA warned Prodigy about numerous violations,...

Blood Glucose Monitor, Diabetes, richard admani

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The great CGM experiment

June 23, 2011Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

"This thing costs $1,000. Please don't drop it in the toilet. With those words of wisdom, I was ready to go. I had the opportunity in May to use a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) for a week. The CGM tracks blood glucose levels 24/7 to pinpoint potentially problematic patterns. Day 1 Being mindful of what I am doing, eating, drinking, dosing at all times. The numbers that the CGM tracks mean nothing if the diabetes educator has no idea what I was doing at the time. Right now, those numbers...

Blood Glucose Monitor, Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), Diabetes, Insulin

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