diabetes

  • Managing Diabetes With Your iPhone: Glooko Now Supports 17 Different Glucose Meters

    Managing Diabetes With Your iPhone: Glooko Now Supports 17 Different Glucose Meters

    According to the Center for Disease Control, 25.8 million Americans (or 8.3 percent of the population) have diabetes, while an estimated 79 million people (aged 20 and older) have prediabetes — making it one of the most pervasive diseases in the U.S. Startups like Rock Health grad Omada Health and Glooko are addressing diabetes head-on, from prevention and intervention to making the lives… Read More

  • Omada Health Raises $800K From Esther Dyson & More To Take On Diabetes

    Omada Health Raises $800K From Esther Dyson & More To Take On Diabetes

    Omada Health, a graduate of Rock Health’s first batch of startups, is announcing today that it has raised $800K in seed funding from a number of angel and venture investors, including Esther Dyson, NEA, Aberdare, Kapor Capital, and TriplePoint Ventures to name a few. Omada Health, simply put, has turned its focus to one of the most pervasive diseases in the country: Diabetes. Well… Read More

  • Blood sugar testing game and accessory coming for the Nintendo DS

    Childhood diabetes sucks, there’s no way around it. Testing is annoying and uncomfortable for adults, much lets kids, and the testing technology isn’t exactly what you’d call fun or interesting. Bayer is trying to make it better though, by creating a fun way to test blood glucose levels using a Nintendo DS. Read More

  • Scale for the older folks with diabetes

    This bathroom scale, called Insight Foot Care Scale, serves a dual purpose: it checks your weight and checks the bottoms of your feet for erythema and signs of inflammation. Those with diabetes are supposed to check their feet everyday, which could help to prevent over half of the 75,000 amputations in the US every year among people with diabetes. Read More

  • Tattoo ink monitors blood glucose levels

    Cambridge, Massachusetts’ Draper Laboratory has developed a special tattoo ink that changes colors based on a person’s blood sugar levels. As CrunchGear’s resident diabetic and as someone who lives right down the street from Draper, I’d say that I’m “quite interested” in something like this. Now I just need to think up an awesome tattoo design. Read More