Athletes Now Can Monitor Blood Glucose [video]

Athletes Now Can Monitor Blood Glucose [video]

Step trackers and other fitness-related wearables launched in the early 21st century preceded most of the wearable health devices we write about on Health Tech Insider. However, a recent Abbott news release has an example of development in the opposite direction:...
FDA Clears Abbott iCGM for Ages 4+ [video]

FDA Clears Abbott iCGM for Ages 4+ [video]

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices improve the lives of people with diabetes by minimizing or eliminating the need for painful and inconvenient finger stick blood glucose tests. We’ve written about CGMs from several companies and research organizations,...
Medtronic and IBM Watson Predict Hypoglycemic Events

Medtronic and IBM Watson Predict Hypoglycemic Events

Hypoglycemia — low blood glucose — is a dangerous and potentially fatal condition most commonly experienced by people with Type 1 diabetes. Diabetics aim to keep their blood sugar levels in the healthy 70-180 mg/dL range as much as possible by managing...