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Glucose Meter No Pinch

FDA approves first blood sugar monitor without finger pricks

But most don’t do the finger pricks to calibrate them and may get inaccurate readings, said Dr. Timothy Bailey, who helped test FreeStyle Libre.

“We’re able to lower blood sugar safely” with this technology, said Bailey, director of the Advanced Metabolic Care and Research Institute in California. He receives consulting fees from various diabetes device makers.

Too-high blood sugar levels can damage organs and lead to heart attacks, strokes, blindness and amputations. Very low blood sugar can cause seizures, confusion and loss of consciousness.

Abbott’s device was approved for adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and should be available in pharmacies within months. The company, based near Chicago, did not disclose the price of the reader or the sensors.

Abbott’s system can’t be used with an insulin pump, a device worn against the skin that allows users to inject insulin as needed, but the company is planning improvements to eventually enable that.

To All my fellow Diabetics:I'm eating Crow.?

My brother was diagnosed with Diabetes about 20 years a go and is kept under control by Insulin.As the years went on he finely convents my mom to get tested.She was diagnosed with it as well and is using Metformin to control it.I also was diagnosed with


Yes we told you so, over and over again. Now, willy, take the class. Never mind what your mother tells you-get the information first hand.