In healthcare these days, Theres an app for that unless you really need it

July 24, 2019

Sarah Lisker faxes and  thirty billion dollars have been invested in digital health since 2011. The resulting technological innovations, such as mobile applications, telemedicine, and wearables, promise to help patients fight diabetes, treat chronic disease, or lose weight, for example. However, we haveOver 80% of clinical trial participants are white, and many are young and male. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, as well as older adults must be included in clinical trials…

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With AI, Your Apple Watch Could Flag Signs of Diabetes

February 8, 2018

Before modern chemistry brought doctors blood and urine tests for diagnosing diabetes, they had to rely on their taste buds. Sweet-tasting pee has long been the disease’s telltale biomarker; mellitus literally means honey. Too much sugar in your bodily fluids means your metabolism has gone haywire—either your cells aren’t making insulin or they’re not responding to it. But a little over a decade ago, a group of researchers discovered a…

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Fitbit has a new partnership to help wearers manage diabetes with the Ionic smartwatch

October 1, 2017

Fitbit's latest partnership will help people with diabetes use the new Ionic smartwatch to monitor glucose levels.Image: lili sams/mashable Fitbit is looking to expand its health monitoring capabilities beyond just fitness tracking, so the company is teaming up with a major medical device maker to help people manage diabetes directly on their wrists.  Fitbit just announced a new partnership with glucose monitoring device company Dexcom. The first initiative to come…

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Siren Care makes a smart sock to track diabetic health

August 18, 2017

Diabetic health tracking startup Siren Care has createdsmart socksthat usetemperature sensors to detect inflammation and thereforeinjury in realtime for diabetics. Co-founder Ran Mawas working on growing biomass to grow back skin that had been damaged while at Northwestern University when she started learning how to treat diabetic feet and thought of making a wearable that could track and prevent injuries. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients are prone…

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Apple could be gearing up for a world-changing Apple Watch feature

July 22, 2017

The next version of the Apple Watch might be a healthcare dynamo.Image: lili sams/mashable For people with diabetes, the Apple Watch could soon become indispensable. BGR claims to have “exclusive” information from a source “familiar with Apple’s plans” about the company’s efforts to develop groundbreaking new ways to harness the Watch’s health-tracking potential. Apple aims to introduce the first-ever method for non-invasive glucose monitoring as a feature in an upcoming…

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Tim Cook reportedly seen sporting a world-changing Apple Watch prototype

July 21, 2017

Tim Cook might already have access to a next-level Apple Watch feature.Image: Jose Sanchez/AP/REX/Shutterstock Apple CEO Tim Cook will be the first to tell you he loves the Apple Watch and its health tracking capabilities. So if there’s anyone who would serve as a high-profile guinea pig for a breakthrough new feature for the device, Cook’s a top candidate. Which is why it may come as no surprise that Cook…

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Apple could be gearing up for a world-changing Apple Watch feature

May 22, 2017

The next version of the Apple Watch might be a healthcare dynamo.Image: lili sams/mashable For people with diabetes, the Apple Watch could soon become indispensable. BGR claims to have “exclusive” information from a source “familiar with Apple’s plans” about the company’s efforts to develop groundbreaking new ways to harness the Watch’s health-tracking potential. Apple aims to introduce the first-ever method for non-invasive glucose monitoring as a feature in an upcoming…

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Tim Cook reportedly seen sporting a world-changing Apple Watch prototype

May 22, 2017

Tim Cook might already have access to a next-level Apple Watch feature.Image: Jose Sanchez/AP/REX/Shutterstock Apple CEO Tim Cook will be the first to tell you he loves the Apple Watch and its health tracking capabilities. So if there’s anyone who would serve as a high-profile guinea pig for a breakthrough new feature for the device, Cook’s a top candidate. Which is why it may come as no surprise that Cook…

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