At AADE IN interviewed many exhibitors. One key technology trend is providing real time feedback on patterns and trends in each person’s blood glucose levels.
1) Claudia Graham (Dexcom) talks about the value of CGMs
2) Shawna Gvazdauskas of Sanofi’s shares the value of the trending presentation within the iBGstar meter and iPhone app
3) Grant Graves talks about the pattern alert technology in the OneTouch meter that allows people to see patterns over time in their BG and to get alerts when the meter discovers new or persistant patterns of lows or highs.
4) Greg Meehan, Medtronic, on the new connected care real time information for both PWD and their care partners (husband, spouse, etc.) to connect the family together so its easier to manage.
5) Matt Tendler of Telcare talks about how they combined cellular technology with a glucose meter to create a real time, cloud based data store for each patient, their educators and HCP team. Sharing is voluntary but many people value the ability to have an ongoing dialogue with diabetes educators, and get immediate rule-based feedback.
IN sees a strong trend to use technology to give responsibility and respect back to the patient.