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Rise of the machines, part 1 — blood test meters

FEATURE: As we all get more used to relying on technology for our day-to-day lives, in the form of mobile phones and satnavs, here we look at the diabetes kit we now have to learn to trust to help us with our control. This issue is about the new breed of clever-clogs blood test meters. Read all about the OneTouch Verio Pro, the Accu-Chek Mobile, the Bayer Contour USB, the Accu-Chek Expert and the Freestyle Insulinx.

KIT: BBI healthcare’s HypoWallet. BD AutoShield Safety Pen Needle helps prevent accidental needlestick injuries. The RapidCalc app provides quick and easy dose calculation and management, from your phone!

NEWS: British scientists find a gene that acts as a ‘master switch’ for fat creation in the body. Very Dry Skin Cream can do wonders with all sorts of skin problems. Send any spare medical equipment you may have to Aid to Hospitals Worldwide.  Research reveals GPs’ concern that patients do not take enough care of their own health.

FOOD NEWS: Exclusive new recipes celebrate Chocolate Week (10th-16th October). Chef Jun Tanaka’s fresh pickled wild Alaska Salmon recipe. Cookbook Food Britannia includes all sorts of national treasures.

Rise of the machines, part 1

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