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Technology targets better blood glucose

July 27, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Technology is changing the way people manage their health, says Andy Flanagan, CEO of Telcare, which recently received FDA clearance for its cellular blood glucose meter with cloud functionality. HME News spoke with Flanagan recently about the benefits of technology and how he sees it bending the cost curve for diabetes care in the U.S.HME News: How does the Telcare system work?Andy Flanagan: As soon as you pull the blood glucose strip, the device transmits the data to the cloud, which immediately...

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Diabetes tech: Bring the pretty. Please

July 6, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

You may recall that two months back, I bought an old school pedometer rather than the sexier Fitbit. This was primarily because I already track blood sugar, carbs and insulin with the aid of a glucometer and a phone app. And then only when I actually feel like inputting said data into the phone app. Any more data, using yet another device, would have made my head explode. Fast forward to a recent conversation I had with Andy Flanagan, CEO of Telcare, which has created a blood glucose meter that allows...

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Study: Disconnect on diabetes awareness

June 10, 2015HME News Staff

BETHESDA, Md. - More than half of the U.S. public doesn't know that diabetes can cause other major health issues, according to a new survey.Although 64% of Americans know someone with diabetes, 57% don't realize the disease can cause heart disease, kidney failure and blindness, among other issues, according to a study from Telcare, a digital health company.Furthermore, 63% of Americans don't know the difference between Type 2 and Type 1 diabetes, according to the survey.“The index clearly shows...

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