Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Healthy Habits: Color Technology in Diabetes

Color has long been used to help communicate important information when it matters most. In fact, people process color before they’re even consciously aware of it. Now, color is being used in an innovative way to help people with diabetes. The new OneTouch Verio Flex blood glucose meter with ColorSure technology uses color to take the guess-work out of understanding test results. It’s also simple, accurate and easy-to-use. For the nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes, this can be good news for those who regularly test their blood sugar to detect highs and lows and work with their healthcare professional to make therapy and lifestyle adjustments as needed to stay healthy. Dr. Pettus shares info about this latest color technology and other important advice to help take control of your health.

Jeremy Pettus, MD, is an Endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. After being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes himself at the age of 15, Dr. Pettus has dedicated his career to treating and educating others with the disease. In addition to his clinical work at UCSD, Dr. Pettus is Director of type 1 diabetes at Taking Control of Your Diabetes, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and motivating people with diabetes to take a more active role in their condition and to providing innovative and integrative continuing diabetes education to medical professionals caring for people with diabetes. He is also the co-creator of, an online collaborative center for diabetes professionals who are living with type 1 diabetes.

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