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The epill Cadex Platinum medication alarm watch for women

on Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Although epill also makes medication alarm watches in unisex and in children’s models, this Cadex Platinum watch is designed for women.  The watch has a silver case and a stretchy band with silver-colored beads for a dressier look.  You can set up to 12 alarms to remind you to take medication, perform medical tests, orRead More…


This alarm can help you remember your medicine

on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

If you or a loved one has a lot of medicine to take daily, you may already be familiar with MedCenter.  They make pill organizer systems, like the ones seen in the top photos, that can hold up to four separate doses for up to 31 days, depending on the system.  If the patient hasRead More…


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.  IRead 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 SCOUTRead 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 aRead 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 glucoseRead 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 DeluxeRead 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 orRead More…