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Hello welcome to help dug -- -- nearly point six million children and adults in the US have diabetes.
That's over 8% of the population.
And while that Venus is a common disease every patient requires unique -- -- today is Howard Steinberg.
The CEO all of the multimedia diabetes resource -- -- -- To go over how some people are using technology.
To manage your diabetes welcome -- are.
Thank you -- I love technology.
Because I think technology could be great tool to help many many diseases I think in diabetes falls right into -- -- should be.
Tell me about your company what is the life to elect some multimedia -- The channel resource for people with diabetes I have had type -- and some ten years old -- 42 years.
I've had diabetes and I recognize that if I was able to get this monster under control others could.
If we use media and technology is kind of a conduit.
To bring them -- And give them practical resources.
And con -- that can help them manage every day.
Of their lives because that's what diabetes is 24 sevenths so do you think that people are using gadgets to manage to diabetes -- days.
Well I think ultimately -- dad is we got about medical devices yes well medical devices and even.
You know social media etc.
that's helping people -- and it's been.
It has to be it has to be.
Part of the solution or a big part of the solution and look those through some -- things that you think are very practical for people to consider -- as he tried to go and management maybe we have to know what our blood sugar is right.
And then we have to administer medication.
Or insulin in order to manage that blood sugar so for example.
Traditionally in fact when I was a kid.
-- there was no -- You were unable to measure your blood sugar you had to mention -- year round you know pretend drops of water and five drops of urine test to drop the -- and it.
And watch -- change colors now.
We've got all kinds of blood glucose meters of various kinds switches you simply put a stripped and then tester blood sugar and that's that's been around for awhile -- and -- just -- does that really quickly a lot of people ask the same question.
-- you see a lot of commercial on TV different things you know the -- land since the ones that you just put on the skin.
All of these technologies depending and it was the old come from -- -- was mayor -- by Israel.
All of these technologies.
Basically a pretty accurate within each other right -- as determining publisher.
Well they're a better -- prop product and other products -- You the FDA actually accepts the 20% range of activists I think I -- percent though.
Yeah and there are some -- products of the market that actually have a different type of technology that is a bit more accurate but that.
Takes us into a whole different direction -- so so the -- commoners again you've got your.
He's got a lot of things to choose from you because you're sugary okay and it's essential I mean we are our theme is tests don't guess if you don't know what your blood sugar is you can't -- that writes.
Right so it's beat you you need the information.
An interesting new technology that I where and did -- it's different manufacturers as continuous blood glucose that is correct.
So I'm actually wearing a sensor right under my skin right and it has a transmitter that's transmitting to this device.
That's giving me a blood sugar reading.
Every five minutes right.
And I can see what the trend has been over the past.
-- a few hours so now you have continues schoolgirls monitoring.
Through that censor.
God -- and there are devices that of course also you could -- you -- have an insulin pump yet so and by the way.
You know you still need to finger stick every so often to calibrate this and it's not a replacement.
For blood glucose monitor but it's a great tool to know we hear that.
And insulin pumps have.
Become very popular instead of in in traditional injecting action right.
And you may have seen.
Traditional palms of people wearing on their -- with a two.
Catheter under the skin and now you can actually.
You you don't necessarily required to be I'm wearing a pod.
You can see the outline perhaps on the cameramen you guys are getting that.
But and this is disposable so inside this pod is a reservoir of insulin.
The Kenya what goes under the skin every two or three days I change it and this device controls that.
Right by a radio right so it tripped trips trips.
I can tell -- to give me more or less insulin at any -- mind and in my what other little tricks you have well.
Everyone has a phone.
And many people have Smartphones right.
So now everything's going to be converging into here -- and eventually everything you good at all your apps are gonna be in an iPhone.
So you don't have to carry that that could happen I don't have inherited this your -- around in this thing that around in this thing around and it'll be here and in fact.
At the eight FDA awaiting approval and it's already been approved in Europe.
It is a blood glucose.
Monitoring system which has just a little nugget that attaches to the end of the iPhone.
And now you contest in the iPhone and then with that data it can be uplifted to a cloud or -- anywhere and so everyone can access the data.
Plus Smartphones are now I'm great.
-- -- for actually managing your diabetes and and whether you want to.
Watch a video or.
Find out these recipes or look up food content.
And whatever you know whatever it may be.
Anything you -- do or most of the key things you can do on the website you can now do.
Right here in your iPhone so you can have and a resource with you all the time you -- tracking graph your blood sugars.
And you can then send your physician.
A report directly from your -- -- artificial pancreas.
It depends what you know a lot of people.
Depends what the real definition of an artificial pancreas is a closed loop system where.
The the device that's measuring the blood sugar is talking to the device that's giving the insulin.
That technology is pretty much around -- it's it's it's kinda hear a lot of the issue frankly.
For many of the manufacturers that are in this industry is liability -- Because it's taking the patient out of the decision making process unfortunately.
That's one thing that's slowing that down but that is still not.
An artificial pancreas because there's lag time bomb and it's not an actual real time so but I think I think.
We're gonna see that we're gonna see technology.
As a proxy for a cure right.
Before will see an actual cure so that's what I'm most excited about I think that this is fantastic I think -- you wanna get accurate -- -- information about diabetes.
And regards especially in regards to technology.
Go to your website which is he life dot com via live dot com.
Very easy thank you so much for coming give the right information and I'm sure that as -- -- -- just come on boy are we gonna have you back.
Because I think that this is the root against -- -- a lot of people -- -- changing quickly thank you.
Do you have any health questions you can email me red fox had -- -- -- foxnews.com.
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