Author: Kristen Schilder

Eat smart with this connected iPad scale

Called SITU scale, the smart food scale connects to an iPad and weighs any food you place on it in calories and total nutrients in addition to grams and ounces. Having surpassed its Kickstarter goal by raising a total of almost $60,000, SITU creator and former Apple employee Michael Grothaus has announced that preorders have begun — with a promised delivery date of early March. Read More… Source: Eat smart with this connected iPad...

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How, Why, and Why Not to Use the iPhone Medical ID

Apple’s Health app lets users and third party apps collect and track health related data, but it also contains an important feature called Medical ID. Many of us are already familiar with the recommended “In Case of Emergency” (ICE) practice of including important contact information on your phone that can be used to contact family in the event of an emergency. Apple’s iPhone Medical ID is an enhanced version of ICE that not only provides emergency contact information, but can also inform first responders and medical personnel of important health information such as your medications, medical conditions, and allergies. Read More…...

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Beta Cell Breakthroughs could cut out insulin injections

Take a business card and cut it in half. Now imagine the thin strip in your hand is fashioned out of microscopically perforated plastic and packed with hundreds of thousands of beta cells, the specialized factories that produce the insulin you need to control blood glucose levels. Read More… Source: How scientists are sneaking insulin-producing cells into the body in the hopes of no more insulin...

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The Insight Foot Care Scale Jumps in Feet First

The Insight Foot Care Scale is a unique bathroom weight scale designed to help people with diabetes check their feet every day.  As most people with diabetes know, daily foot observation is an important step in managing diabetes. Neuropathy, a common complication of diabetes, can cause complete loss of sensation in the extremities, which makes it possible for minor cuts and sores to go unnoticed until they are problematic. Read More… Source: The Insight Foot Care Scale Jumps in Feet...

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