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FreeStyle Libre sensor stickers from a T1 wanting to share some fun

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Stephanie Haack (pictured) was diagnosed with T1D seven years ago and to a great extent was self-diagnosed, thanks to the internet. She says, “I Googled thirst and tiredness. The search results were pretty clear. The next day, the doctors made it official. read more »

Pink edition Accu-Chek Mobile blood test system

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Accu-Chek Mobile system now has a Limited Pink Edition. The Accu-Chek Mobile system is one of the leading blood glucose monitoring systems in the UK and ROI. Since it was launched to the market in 2009, it has made blood glucose read more »

Colour-coded blood test results

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 | 2 Comments
The new One Touch Select Plus is the new meter from Lifescan features a neat 3-colour ‘Range Indicator’ that shows your test result to be blue, green or red indicating if you are low, in range or high. You can personalize these read more »

Abbott’s Freestyle Libre — an update on availability

Monday, January 11th, 2016 | 0 Comments
How Abbott brought its Libre sensor and reader to the diabetes marketplace Abbott has announced the creation of a high-production line for making its Libre flash glucose monitoring system. It means that improved availability of its in-demand sensors will be a reality by read more »

Blood Test Meters What the new ISO requirements mean to you

Monday, November 30th, 2015 | 0 Comments
New ISO (International Organization for Standardization) performance requirements will come into effect in May 2016, requiring higher accuracy for blood glucose meters and for all of them to reach a specified standard. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) updated the standard relating to read more »

Diabetes Glucolog Lite app from Menarini

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 | 0 Comments
The GlucoMen Areo, the newest blood test meter from Menarini (see KIT on p.) , features QuickLink technology. This uses NFC (Near Field Communication), the technology that is used for contactless payments with your debit card (if enabled). NFC is currently NOT read more »

Get connected with iHealth diabetes

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 | 0 Comments
The iHealth Gluco is a connected blood test meter that measures glucose levels in the blood and then displays them on your smartphone and iPad to assess and maybe amend your treatment in order to gain greater control. iHealth manufactures and distributes read more »

Type 1 diabetic Tim Omer’s Travel Odyssey

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 | 0 Comments
A year ago Tim Omer picked up his bags and headed off for a world tour, taking as much diabetes kit with him as he could carry. Here he tells us his tale. Not a holiday or a trip, this was old-fashioned off-the-grid read more »

Do you qualify for a FREE Accu-Chek Mobile blood glucose meter?

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 | 13 Comments
Roche’s Accu-Chek Mobile blood test meter is all-in-one, featuring a lancing device that’s attached to the side (but can be detached if needed) as well as using a cassette test ribbon instead of fiddly test strips. So no lancets, no test strips, read more »

Upgrade Bayer blood test meter for free

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 | 2 Comments
New to Bayer’s blood test meter stable is the Contour Next Link 2.4, is the only blood glucose meter labeled for use with Medtronic’s MiniMed 640G System. The meter is used to calibrate the MiniMed 640G’s continuous glucose monitoring sensor, and wirelessly read more »

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