An unmissable article by Mike Hoskins, a Diabetic who has been “hooked up to the Nightscout-xDrip do-it-yourself CGM in the Cloud setup for an entire year now“, discussing the need to balance Diabetes Tech and Know How.
Mike’s article also points to this brilliant ‘Dexcom G5 CGM Review’ by Scott Hanselman:
“While he loves Dexcom and lauds this latest-generation device as having much to offer, Scott points out that this G5 is very reliant on the phone, which causes some downsides. Namely, it doesn’t fill in gaps in data, and sometimes the Bluetooth just loses connection”
Perhaps we should add a workshop format session to the mHealth Symposium at the World Diabetes Congress (31 Nov – 5 Dec 2015) to try and share ideas with medical device developers that will help them see how the born mobile generation would design continuous glucose monitoring services?
I wonder if they’d choose something as sketchy and power hungry as bluetooth or if with their native Shazam/Siri/Google Now familiarity they’d go for a mobile first design eg. like the proprietary ultrasound signal to mobile microphone approach Alivecor uses to sell me for just $75 ECG that works with all of our Patients mobiles without fail for 18+ months without as much as a replacement 50¢ battery!