We recently got a reader note about our new DiabetesMine Test Kitchen video product review hub that said: "It's a great idea to have a channel to provide real-life feedback on these products to the vendors making them, and the healthcare professionals recommending them. When did those folks ever hear from the patient community in the past?" Amen.
We hope you'll check out the growing collection of product reviews, by and for people with diabetes. Today, we're proud to have published our 38th review: a critical look at the the iHealth Wireless Smart Glucose Monitoring System by fellow type 1 and nutrition expert Cyrus Khambatta.
Cyrus is actually a diabetic nutrition and fitness coach, dancer, public speaker, and diabetes researcher. He runs a San Francisco-based organization called Mangoman Nutrition and Fitness that aims "to teach you how to make simple and highly effective lifestyle choices in order to improve your nutrition, increase your activity level, and maximize long term-health." With a PhD in biochemistry and 11 years of T1D under his belt, he's developed a comprehensive diet and exercise program that he provides one-on-one coaching for with patients. He's also a really down-to-earth and "sympatico" guy who's not pushy about his nutrition beliefs either, which I personally appreciate.
Cyrus was one of a group of San Francisco Bay Area folks who helped us compile our new Patient Voices video for the 2014 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit, coming up this Friday! (Yipes!! We are busy!) Keep your eyes peeled for the debut of that video at the end of the week.
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In the meantime, Cyrus was enthusiastic about reviewing the iHealth Wireless BG meter that launched last year. He gives it high marks for usability and affordability.
Check out his full review for more...
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