Scott Hanselman

Wireless Blood Sugar/Glucose Meter...

October 9, '03 Comments [0] Posted in Diabetes | Web Services
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A few years back I wrote an article about how much trouble I had as a diabetic while on a roadtrip (apparently it's been 'archived' - lame)

I was complaining about how frustrating it was to check my blood sugar on one device (with a screen, batteries, buttons, etc) then manually into another device (with a screen, batteries, buttons, etc) and I wondered:

A. Why isn't there only one device?
2. At least, why don't these devices talk to each other?

Well, here's a cool thing.  It's a Glucose Meter with integrated wireless alerts!   If you or your kid is having a low or high blood sugar, the device will alert a call center that will dispatch Text Messages all over.  Very cool. 

Update: The CEO of Diabetech emailed me, turns out there's no intermediate call center.  It's all handled with profile based message routing.  Even cooler!  Web Services, Wireless...the world of mobile healthcare is upon us.

I love it when new technologies come out that are so compelling you don't know how you lived without them!

About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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