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PKvitality smartwatch

PKvitality’s SkinTaste Sensor and Tiny Needles Measure Glucose by Painlessly Penetrating Your Skin

Having to prick finger several times a day to check glucose level is one of the painful experiences diabetics have to endure every day. The advent of wearable technology is inspiring medtech firms to develop various Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) systems. FDA recently approved the first automated insulin system for Type 1 diabetics. Now, French […]
Medtronic Nutrino

Medtronic Buys AI-powered Nutrition Platform Nutrino to Boost Diabetes Offering

US Dublin-based med-tech company Medtronic announced that it will acquire Israeli nutrition-related data services, analytics, and technologies company and its long-time partner Nutrino Health Ltd. As part of the deal Medtronic will be integrating Nutrino’s AI-driven personalized insights and food database. Related Medtronic’s Smartphone-Connected CGM System Gets FDA Approval Given that food and nutrition are […]
Study adhesives

Study Assesses Wearable Device Adhesives for Optimal Fixation

With the growing popularity of wearable devices that monitor activity-related information, such as heart rate and caloric burn, wearables are now making inroads into clinical applications, with devices for monitoring blood glucose levels and dispense drug, insulin etc. These devices lessen the patient’s time in medical facilities and reduce healthcare costs. Read more Enabling Tech: […]

FDA Approves Freestyle Libre Mobile App Enabling Users to Ditch Handheld Reader

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a mobile app for use with the Freestyle Libre 10-day and 14-day CGM systems, allowing diabetics to monitor their glucose levels on their compatible iPhone devices, said a press release. The FDA clearance adds a long-awaited feature for users in the US that has been available for […]
Eversense Aetna Coverage

Senseonics’ Eversense Now Receiving Coverage from Aetna

Senseonics, a Germantown, Maryland-based medtech startup developing long-term, implantable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for people with diabetes, announced that Aetna, the third largest commercial health plan provider in the United States, is providing coverage for its Eversense CGM device. Related Medtronic’s Smartphone-Connected CGM System Gets FDA Approval Aetna’s plan will cover approximately 22 million […]
Valeritas VGo

Valeritas’ V-Go Shows Significant Benefits Compared to Conventional Insulin Delivery in Patients with Type...

Valeritas V-Go® Wearable Insulin Delivery device has been found to be beneficial compared to conventional insulin delivery in patients with type 2 diabetes. In a study published in the journal Research and Social Administrative Pharmacy, V-Go, a simple, all-in-one, wearable insulin delivery option for patients with diabetes demonstrated significant clinical and economic benefits compared with […]