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Samsung, Medtronic Partnering on Mobile Diabetes Management

Samsung, Medtronic Partnering on Mobile Diabetes Management

Here’s another great initiative being launched after the Google Lens project announced a while ago; I fortunately don’t suffer from diabetes but I have several friends who (as well as my 14 year old cat!) and I know they would be so happy to have something useful replace that “constantly needing to prick their skin” to test their blood sugar levels!

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“Helping diabetes patients find new ways to monitor and treat their diabetes using their mobile devices is the goal of the partnership.
Diabetes patients in the future could be using their mobile devices along with applications and technologies from Samsung and Medtronic to better monitor their disease through a new partnership being formed by the companies.

The effort will merge Samsung’s expertise in consumer mobile devices with Medtronic’s diabetes management systems to find new, easier ways for patients to track their blood glucose levels and live with the disease. The creation of the partnership was announced at an American Diabetes Association conference on June 5.

Managing diabetes for millions of patients can mean wearing glucose monitors and insulin pumps or constantly pricking their skin and testing their blood for sugar levels. To change that, alternative methods are always being evaluated and tested.

The Samsung-Medtronic partnership will seek new ways for diabetes patients and their doctors to remotely view diabetes data and will explore systems that could ultimately integrate mobile and wearable devices into diabetes management systems, according to the companies.”

“By addressing more of the social and emotional aspects of living with diabetes and improving lifestyle fit, we believe that more people worldwide will be able to experience better diabetes control that today’s advanced therapies provide,” Alejandro Galindo, vice president and general manager of the intensive insulin management division at Medtronic, said in a statement. “Medtronic aims to transform diabetes by providing world-class integrated care, enabled by leading technologies, big data, and informatics. Our partnership with Samsung is a key step in providing convenient and discreet access to diabetes data, so together we can provide people with diabetes greater freedom and better health.”

Continue reading here: http://www.eweek.com/mobile/samsung-and-medtronic-partnering-on-mobile-diabetes-management.html

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