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Help your child (or yourself) conquer a fear of medical injections by removing the pain

on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

When my daughter was much younger, she had to suffer through a lot of allergy testing and allergy injections (sometimes as many as three a week).  Because this testing started when she was barely a year old, you can imagine she quickly developed a fear of needles because of the pain of the procedures.  I Read More…

Scanadu Scout – or is it a Tricorder?

on Sunday, December 16th, 2012

“By golly, Jim… I’m beginning to think I can cure a rainy day!” — Doctor Leonard  ”Bones” McCoy (The Devil in the Dark) Science fiction or science fact? We might have thought that the tricorder from Star Trek was just fiction, however Scanadu is a company that’s working towards making it it a reality. The SCOUT Read More…

Med Sensation Tricorder Glove

on Saturday, August 25th, 2012

A graduate studies program at the Singularity University California has resulted in the Tricorder Glove by Med Sensation. “This glove will eventually allow patients to diagnosis their own illnesses. The glove interface allows for data from the physical exam to be a component of automated diagnosis, which at times can mean the difference between a Read More…

The JDRF Artificial Pancreas Project

on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes each year. With a total shutdown of insulin production, this illness requires regular testing and injections.  The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is working on the Artificial Pancreas Project in conjunction with Universities worldwide.  A conventional insulin pump and continuous glucose Read More…


Bayer’s Contour USB Monitor Simplifies Diabetes Management

on Friday, July 23rd, 2010

If you have diabetes, you know it’s important to check your blood glucose levels, but you also know it can be difficult to track and make sense of the data.  The Contour USB Monitor from Bayer is the first meter with USB connectivity built-in, so you can easily transfer your data to their GlucoFacts Deluxe Read More…


Bayer’s Didget Blood Glucose Monitoring System for Kids

on Thursday, July 8th, 2010

If you have a child with diabetes, you know how vital frequent blood glucose checks are for his or her health.  However, kids often resist these checks because they hurt.  Bayer has developed the Didget Blood Glucose Monitoring system that gives kids an incentive to do frequent blood checks.  The Didget meter comes with a game cartridge for Nintendo DS or Read More…