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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 | 15 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 »

LIFESCAN Verio blood test meter — upgrade for free

Monday, June 8th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Lifescan’s OneTouch Verio uses a colour screen to give colour-coded indicators for low, high and in-range results giving you at-a-glance information. There are free meters available for those who qualify. www.lifescan.co.uk   This news item first appeared in Desang Diabetes Magazine, our free-to-receive digital read more »

Latest issue Desang diabetes magazine

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Our latest issue includes a summary of the fab new kit that’s out there now. We’d reported on it ‘coming soon’ and now it’s here in the form of the Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump, the new Medtronic Minimed 640g with SmartGuard technology, read more »

Speaking blood test meter from GlucoRx

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Gluco Nexus Voice is a speaking blood glucose machine featuring a large screen and spoken test results. It has a memory capacity of 450 readings. The meter displays a clock and calendar when in standby mode.The meter retails at around £10. read more »

The new FreeStyle Libre sensor system

Monday, November 17th, 2014 | 1 Comment
Abbott’s new FreeStyle Libre glucose sensor system is generating excitement due to the fact that the Libre technology presents a ‘third way’ of keeping track of blood glucose levels. Abbott has a foothold in both the blood glucose meter arena with its read more »

Diabetes and sport, your stories

Friday, October 31st, 2014 | 0 Comments
In this issue we’ve got lots of lovely photos of readers who’ve gone out and got on with it, ‘it’ meaning doing diabetes and sport! From kayaking, to doing the Lands End to John O’Groats bike ride, and hoofing it up Kilimanjaro, read more »
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