Risk Factors For Developing Type 2 Diabetes
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Risk Factors For Developing Type 2 Diabetes

A new report indicates that insomnia is a novel risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. The Sweden-based study that appears in the journal Diabetologia identified 19 risk factors for type 2 diabetes. It further evaluated 21 risk factors that had scarce evidence, and another 15 that reduced the risk of the condition. Researchers have long identified…

Are Smart Contact Lenses the Future for Diabetes Detection?

Are Smart Contact Lenses the Future for Diabetes Detection?

The exciting global embrace of wearable health technology and the fast-growing demand from consumers to take control of their own health has led to a steady increase in the development of many new devices designed to collect users’ personal health and exercise data. Devices such as fitness trackers, smartwatches and wearable monitors have weaved themselves…

What You Need to Know About Glucose Skin Monitors
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What You Need to Know About Glucose Skin Monitors

Monitoring glucose levels is an integral part of successful diabetes management. The traditional way is capillary glucose sampling by finger prick – known as self-monitored blood glucose (SMBG). In recent years, less invasive continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices have been introduced, which have made a significant impact on how we manage and monitor blood sugar…

Saliva-Based Glucose Tests For Diabetes Management

Saliva-Based Glucose Tests For Diabetes Management

Monitoring is a critical aspect of diabetes self-care. Careful control helps people living with diabetes to know if they are meeting recommended treatment goals to keep healthy. But taking care of diabetes includes more than just monitoring blood glucose levels. It involves the individual’s overall health, such as blood pressure, weight, cholesterol levels, heart health,…

A 5-Year Real Life Case Study of RetinaRisk
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A 5-Year Real Life Case Study of RetinaRisk

In a previous blog we discussed how “One Size Doesn´t Always Fit All” when it comes to screening for diabetic retinopathy, one of the leading causes of blindness in the global working age population. This is what our founders had in mind when they designed the RetinaRisk algorithm that calculates the individualized risk of people…

Understanding the Link Between Diabetes & Sleep Disorders
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Understanding the Link Between Diabetes & Sleep Disorders

Most of us are very aware of the importance of sleep. We have been told this since we were kids. Some say a good night’s sleep contributes towards longevity. Others claim it improves our memory, spurs creativity, sharpens our attention, improves our athletic performance, and even helps us steer away from depression. Over the years,…

The Importance of Individual Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings
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The Importance of Individual Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings

Personalizing screening for sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy was on the agenda at this year‘s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), which was held in Barcelona, Spain in September 2019. One of our founders, Dr. Arna Guðmundsdóttir, Endocrinologist at the National Hospital in Iceland, attended the meeting and shared with us…