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October 22, 2004

BehindTheMedspeak: Glucoboy

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It's a glucose meter for diabetics that can be connected to a Nintendo GameBoy.

Coming out next spring, it's the new new thing in interactive blood sugar control.

Paul Wessell, whose son Luke was diagnosed with diabetes at age 3, is the creator of Glucoboy.

Wessell noticed that Luke, when he was 7, clung to his GameBoy and hid his blood glucose meter.

So Wessell, whose background is in automation technology, founded Guidance Interactive Healthcare four years ago and invented Glucoboy for his son.

The device creates an incentive for kids to play with their hand-helds after scoring well on their blood tests.

Excellent.

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Comments

i am looking for a glucowatch or glucoboy for a patient that is quite a handful

Posted by: brian | Dec 8, 2009 12:57:14 PM

I've searched for the glucoboy and tried to find the means of purchasing one for a friend. I have not been able to find a place that sales the glucoboy and was curious to know if you had the information on that.
thanks

Posted by: Sean | Jan 26, 2005 12:46:44 AM

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