Has anyone ever heard of something called the glucowatch? I was recently reading a book called "think like a pacreas" and he mentioned something called the glucowatch from cygnus corp. When we looked up cygnus corp it said that animas bought them out and got all their inventory. The only information me and my husband could find was that if you talk to your doc and ask for a prescription then most insurances will pay for it. The pic of it is like a watch and it monitors your blood glucose(perfect for nightime monitoring) and has alarms for low bgs and whatnot. If I could get ahold of one of these, this could make like so much easier instead of having to wake him up countless times throughout the night especially. This would solve lots of problems in school as well for young children. Is this something that has died off or is it just that people don't know about it? Any information is welcomed:)

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there is a company in the UK at http://www.glucosewatch.co.uk that sells them but I've not heard anything about them here in Canada from anyone, so I can't say anything about them other then I don't think they would work very well, but I don't really know.
Glucowatch was never a hit in Canada( or the USA ) ...it was talked about here at least 8 plus years ago .Too big a variance with finger pokes .
What is the date of publication of the " Think like a pancreas " ??? I am sure your Endo /Paediatrician can verify ...
You can see one in the movie Panic Room. I got a kick out of that. I was like 'i think they made this up so they could have the equivalent of a countdown'. It was a while ago, but I think the little diabetic girl's blood sugar was going down because there was no insulin or something illogical like that.




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