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Actually, they had a booth at the TCYOD conference I went to last week. I stopped and talked with them. They have a net enabled meter, but I was underwhelmed by the features. You can share the data with family or with your doctors, but presumably you could do that in various ways with existing meters. They appear to support a wide range of immediate feedback based on your blood sugar readings, but I was hard pressed to understand what use it was. I really don't want to take a blood sugar reading and have the thing tell me to lay off the krispy kremes.

When I asked about whether it connected with existing apps or would help me compute proper carb or correction boluses, the rep said that they had trouble getting such an app approved by the FDA.

So I am left a little underwhelmed. It is just as accurate as any other meter. It rapidly loads your readings to the cloud, but only I need my readings right now. If I want to give my readings to my dr, he can download my meter or I can download it and give it to him. I just don't see the point.

ps. And I don't think my insurance would cover it, so it would be mighty expensive.

As the mom of a young type 1 teen, I think this is pretty cool. I can look at his meter when he is with me, but it would be great to check on him when he's not with me - did that correction bolus he took on the way to school work? Did that change in his lunchtime ratio bring him down too much to be ready for basketball practice? How is that roller coaster at the amusement park affecting him? The list goes on ...

I think this meter would benefit me more than him. He does a great job assimilating his readings and acting appropriately - he doesn't really need a meter telling him what to do.

As a parent of a type 1, I worry about him a lot but try not to let him know that. Knowing what's going on without being intrusive sounds pretty good to me. I'm going to check into this further - thanks for the idea.




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