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June/July 2018
 Tech Savvy

DANA BGM Month

One of the amazing things about DANA is how it makes diabetes technology accessible. Do you ever have questions about meters? Find your answers now, by logging into DANA and getting information about specific meters and their functions. 

Asked whether their health care team downloads and/or looks at the data on their meter during appointments, 648 responded. Of those, 43% (280) said never, 25% (163) said always, 11% (72) said most of the time, and the remaining 20% said sometimes or rarely. Seventy-nine people provided comments. Particularly notable was that almost all commenters said they either e-mail meter results or print them out and bring them to the doctor's office proactively, indicating that review of meter data was self-initiated by patients.

The wide use of blood glucose monitors (BGM) is the reason that November is DANA BGM month.

What you will find in DANA this month:

Products
DANA BGM products

 
Featured products this month include three of the over 80 BGMs in DANA. Learn more about a variety of BGMs including the Prodigy Voice – which is fully audible for assistance with those who might have some vision impairments.

Education

SMBG-Ed

  

 
A new course available to DANA users: Individualizing and Optimizing SMBG. Free to members, this 6-hour course is designed to help diabetes educators create personalized, structured blood glucose monitoring schedules and processes to help people with diabetes.

Polls

DANA-Polls

  

 
Add your voice to our current BGM poll. How quickly is CGM adoption replacing BGM in your practice?

Resources

 

SMBG-practice-paper

  

 
A new practice paper: Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Using Glucose Meters in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes.

 

Leaders, take a moment to check out the latest BGM information in DANA. Then, we challenge you to write a post in the DANA Discussion Board about something you saw during BGM month. The more posts the better, but one lucky post will win an Amazon gift card (just in time for the holidays). We’re looking forward to seeing what you think was most valuable in DANA this month.

 


Education
A new course available to DANA users: “Individualizing and Optimizing SMBG”. Free to members. This 6-hour course is designed to help diabetes educators create personalized, structured blood glucose monitoring schedules and processes to help people with diabetes.

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