10 New Ways Medtech Could Keep Diabetes in Check
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<p><strong>Alternative Blood Draw Sites</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mygenteel.com">Genteel LLC</a> reports that its FDA 510(k) cleared stand-alone blood lancer is now available to a broader consumer base. The company's device can draw capillary blood from any site on the body, such as the palm, forearm, wrist, stomach, knee, and other locations as well as from fingers.</p><p>Genteel reported in a news release that the device's "precise depth control and vacuum technology" enable improvements over "commonly painful, spring-loaded 'pokers' that often leave fingers calloused, sore, or numb." After sticking, the device pulls blood to the surface through vacuum, so users do not need to squeeze out blood.</p><p>Genteel is undertaking its second round of in-depth clinical studies to further verify these health benefit claims, it reported.</p><p>The company has expanded outreach into pharmacies and online drug stores and offers lower price-points.</p>
American Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day (November 14) help raise awareness of diabetes. Here are some of the latest efforts to help manage the growing epidemic.