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J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2011 Sep 1;5(5):1164-6.

Analysis article: accuracy of the DIDGET glucose meter in children and young adults with diabetes.

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  • San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143-0862, USA. sarah.kim@ucsf.edu


Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases among American children. Although studies show that intensive management, including frequent glucose testing, improves diabetes control, this is difficult to accomplish. Bayer's DIDGET® glucose meter system pairs with a popular handheld video game system and couples good blood glucose testing habits with video-game-based rewards. In this issue, Deeb and colleagues performed a study demonstrating the accuracy of the DIDGET meter, a critical asset to this novel product designed to alleviate some of the challenges of managing pediatric diabetes.

© 2011 Diabetes Technology Society.

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