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New blood glucose meter connects to gaming systems

A new blood glucose monitor, unveiled today, connects directly to Nintendo DST and Nintendo DST Lite gaming systems and was designed specifically for children with diabetes.

The Didget meter aims to encourage children to build good blood glucose testing habits by awarding points that children can use to unlock new game levels and customise their gaming experience.

A welcome innovation

"For many people with Type 1 diabetes, particularly children, having to do finger prick testing and inject insulin several times a day is an unpleasant but vital part of good diabetes management," said Pav Kalsi, Care Advisor at Diabetes UK.

"Diabetes is a serious condition and can lead to long-term complications such as heart disease, kidney failure and blindness if not effectively managed.

“Any safe and effective innovation which could encourage children to develop good testing habits now and for the rest of their lives is welcomed."

Didget is by Bayer Diabetes Care UK.

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