SugarBEAT®: A continuous glucose meter without needle

At the EASD congress held in late September 2019 in Europe, a new continuous glucose monitoring system was presented by Nemaura Medical. This new device is called SugarBEAT® and is non-invasive, ie no needles are needed to install it. Indeed, it is in the form of a disposable adhesive patch to wear on the arm. … Read more

UK builds consensus for better access to new technologies

To help people living with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels, more and more technologies, such as new insulin pumps or new continuous glucose monitors, are available. These devices offer new possibilities such as : Continuous blood glucose meters that communicate with certain watches or smartphones to easily and discreetly check blood sugar levels. Moreover, … Read more

2018 review of the year: new technologies for diabetes treatment

In 2018, several new technologies for diabetes treatment appeared on the Canadian market. The BETTER team, which is interested in the role of new technologies in the treatment of diabetes and the prevention of hypoglycemia, presents a summary of the technologies that are now available in Canada that have the potential to benefit people living … Read more

Are insulin pumps really related to increased mortality risk?

Recently, a group of journalists published the results of an investigation on medical devices. Part of the results of this investigation focused on the risks associated with the use of insulin pumps for the treatment of diabetes. According to these data, insulin pumps can lead to potentially serious injuries and even to cases of mortality … Read more

Hypoglycemia: testimonials of patients

All stages of the BETTER project are developed in collaboration with patient-partners. The latter, gave the overall direction to the BETTER project, namely the reduction of hypoglycemic episodes. Hypoglycemia occurs when the blood sugar level is too low. Its causes are multiple: too much insulin injected, skipped or shifted meals, physical activity, intense emotion, etc. … Read more

A research fund awarded to the BETTER project

An amount of $ 3 million was recently awarded to Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret Endocrinologist at the CHUM and Clinical Scientist at the IRCM, and Anne-Sophie Brazeau, Assistant Professor at the School of Human Nutrition at McGill University, for the BETTER project by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation … Read more