Diabetes Equipment And Devices Articles

Can Generic Test Strips Give False Readings?

By Shayli Lones 3 Comments

It's tempting to save money on diabetes test strips by buying generics. But the FDA says you should avoid certain strips because they may be inaccurate.

Controversy over New York Times Diabetes Article

By Chris Clement 3 Comments

Are technological advances in diabetes care worth the cost? A type 1 diabetes patient reacts to a New York Times article that's stirring controversy.

You Can Help Shape the Accuracy Standards for Glucose Meters

By Shayli Lones 3 Comments

Share your thoughts and concerns about the new FDA standards for glucose monitoring test systems.

An Artificial Pancreas on the Horizon

By Jewels Doskicz, RN 1 Comment

The goal of a completed and marketed artificial pancreas is to ease the burden of living with diabetes — particularly those living with type 1 diabetes.

New Medtronic Insulin Port Decreases Painful Pokes

By Jewels Doskicz No Comments

A new innovative product allows users to painlessly inject into the same location for three days in a row.

Don't Panic Over Pump Problems

By Jewels Doskicz No Comments

Managing diabetes with an insulin pump isn't always easy. Knowing what to do when things go wrong can help relieve some of that stress.

Google Introduces the Smart Contact Lens for Diabetics

By Shayli Lones -3 Comments

Pricking your finger several times a day to monitor glucose may soon be a thing of the past thanks to the Google Smart Contact Lens.

How to Get the Most From Your Glucose Meter

By Jewels Doskicz, R.N. 1 Comment

In order for your glucometer to take care of you, you must first take care of it.

5 Medical Apps For Your Health

By Jewels Doskicz, R.N. No Comments

Online emergency medicine is not only at your fingertips, it may be a free service.

Robot Could Ease Needle Anxiety for Type 1 Children

By Jewels Doskicz, R.N. No Comments

Vomit, faint, run or hide, the needles still keep on coming with type 1 diabetes. Now, thanks to a recent innovation there is an effective way.

How Accurate Are Your Glucose Test Strips?

By Kate Cornell 3 Comments

Once a diabetes meter and its strips are FDA approved, there is no independent testing to assure that those strips remain accurate.

11 Items Every Diabetic Emergency Kit Must Have

By Jenilee Matz 5 Comments

It’s crucial for people with diabetes to be ready for an emergency. Preparing now can save your life in the future. Fill up your kit with these supplies.

Diabetes Goes Digital: Apps to Help with Food Choices, Carb Counting

By Jewels Doskicz, R.N. No Comments

We've said our goodbyes to the dusty "How to Count Carbohydrates" book on kitchen counters, and replaced it with a digital copy or phone app serving

4 Smart Phone Apps to Help Manage Diabetes

By Amy Abbott 3 Comments

Mobile apps offer diabetics an easy way to manage diabetes data. Here is a brief run-down of four apps that are garnering national attention. Read more here.

Getting to Know Your Insulin Pump

By Susan Sloane, CDE, RPh 1 Comment

If you have chosen to pump insulin, let's go through some common settings and how to use them.

Are You Ready for an Insulin Pump?

By Susan Sloane, CDE, RPh 1 Comment

Although pumping is a good option for many, it is not the cure-all of diabetes therapy.