Accu-Chek Aviva Connect adds Apple Health compatibility

In a highly anticipated move, Roche released a software update to the Accu-chek Aviva Connect iOS app introducing Healthkit support to their wireless glucose meter. As previously discussed, the integration of Healthkit within meters from the two biggest glucose meter manufacturers (Roche Accu-Chek Aviva Connect and the Lifescan Verio Sync) signals a key turning point in the evolution of the smartphone’s role in managing diabetes.

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How to use watchSugar to view Dexcom on Apple Watch home screen

Indie app developer (and Type 1 PWD) Adam Wolf has come to the rescue and released watchSugar for iPhone and Apple Watch, which adds a complication to view blood sugar and trend information from your CGM directly on the watch face. From some preliminary testing, it works exactly as promised!

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Inhaled insulin Afrezza is on its last breath. What happened?

On Tuesday, Mannkind announced that Sanofi will no longer market and distribute inhaled insulin Afrezza, effectively ending any current long-term plans for availability on pharmacy shelves (Mannkind plans to continue marketing the product, potentially with a new partner).

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Dexcom G5 CGM, iPhone, and Apple Watch: Your Questions Answered

Dexcom G5 CGM, iPhone, and Apple Watch: Your Questions Answered

Dexcom released their highly-anticipated G5 continuous glucose monitor (CGM) for diabetes in September 2015. As the first CGM (ever!) that transmits glucose data directly to the iPhone, there’s been a lot of excitement about the revolutionary new device. There’s also been a LOT of questions, and we’ve collected official (and unofficial) answers to all of them.

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New Apple Watch update brings improvements for diabetes

The Apple Watch first arrived to much fanfare exactly six months ago.  Despite some sensational headlines in mainstream press and Dexcom’s bold efforts to fully support the Apple Watch with the Share platform, the overall user experience for people with diabetes was tolerable at best, due to limitations in the aptly-title watchOS (the Apple Watch’s operating system).

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