Tools of the Trade 2011By Cooper, Alwa A.; Diabetes Self-Management, Volume 28, Number 6, pages 42-46
Publication Date: November/December 2011
Article features devices for the management of diabetes introduced during 2011. Products reviewed include (1) EasyMax Light, EasyMax Voice, and EasyPlus T2 glucose meters, which require a 0.6 microliter blood sample and return results in 5 seconds, with storage capacity of 480 results in the Light and Voice models and 360 results in the T2 version, and a bilingual English/Spanish talking function in the Voice model; (2) On Call Chosen and On Call Plus glucose meters, which hold 300 results in memory and can calculate 7, 14, and 30 day blood glucose averages; the Plus model requires a 1 microliter blood sample and delivers results in 10 seconds, while the Chosen requires a 0.8 microliter sample and returns results in 5 seconds, in addition to which it can be programmed to deliver reminders to check glucose levels and includes a test strip ejector; (3) Telecare BGM, requiring a 0.8 microliter blood sample returning results in 6 seconds and featuring a display graph of results in relation to target blood glucose ranges; all results are wirelessly uploaded to the free access MyTelecare.com portal, where users can sort and graph readings; (4) BD AutoShsield Duo pen needle, designed to protect users from accidental needle sticks with two different guards and fitting all insulin pens on the U.S. market; (5) BD Safe-Clip by Mail needle disposal device, which can store 1,500 clipped needles in its reservoir and can be used with 28 to 31 gauge, 4 to 12.7 millimeter needles; and (5) the Spring Universal infusion set with a tubing connector that rotates 360 degrees and a 28 gauge retractable insertion needle.
Published by: R.A. Rapaport Publishing, Incorporated (Website:http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com)