Eliminating the need for finger sticks is also the principle behind blood glucose monitors
introduced by a number of other manufacturers.
"This is an ideal blood glucose monitor
for patients who are highly engaged in managing their diabetes, particularly those on insulin who must test frequently," says David Simmons, chief medical officer for Bayer Diabetes Care.
AgaMatrix also recently rolled out WaveSense Presto, a low-cost but highly accurate blood glucose monitor
. The company says the product is beneficial for those encountering financial hardships or lacking health insurance.
"A combination of the advanced insulin pump technology from Animas and trusted OneTouch blood glucose monitor
technology, OneTouch Ping frees people living with diabetes from multiple daily injections, while offering discretion and convenience through remote insulin dosing."
Blood glucose monitors
and nebulisers recorded the highest growth in the quarter @ 30 per cent and 118 per cent, respectively.
The authors also noted that there is some variation in accuracy among the blood glucose monitors
approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but the degree of accuracy required is dependent on the patient.
LCD panels are widely used health equipment such as blood pressure monitors and blood glucose monitors
. Renesas has already released the RL78/L12 low-power MCUs that reduce power consumption by about 30% compared to earlier products as on-chip LCD driver MCUs.
Mayberry Pharmacy is currently giving away free blood glucose monitors
to its diabetic patients.
Fewer than 30% of type 1 diabetes patients in the United States who currently use insulin pumps also have continuous blood glucose monitors
, according to the report.