Bayer’s Didget meter was developed in conjunction with Paul Wessel who is the father of a child with type 1 diabetes.

He realized that his so, Luke, was constantly losing his blood glucose meter but could always find his Nintendo Game Boy.

Plug it into a Nintendo

Paul left his job in 2000 to found Guidance Interactive Healthcare, which, with support from Nintendo, developed a product that would better help his son manage his diabetes.

Bayer has worked with Paul, who is now a Ascensia Diabetes Care employee, to develop the Didget.

This is a first-of-its-kind blood glucose meter that connects directly to Nintendo D and Nintendo D Lite gaming systems.

The idea being that children can be encouraged to make more of an effort to manage their diabetes by being rewarded for adhering to good testing habits.

Ready to do tests straight out of the box, it has a 5-second test time and requires only a small 0.6 μL blood sample and features Bayer’s No Coding technology.

Strips : The Didget meter uses Contour Test Strips, available on prescription. PIP Code 304-0279, GMS Code 81537.

Access to Bayer’s Didget World is an exclusive web community for children with diabetes.

Technical specifications

  • Blood sample size: 0.6 microlitres
  • Time to result: 5 seconds
  • Measurement range: 1.1-33.3 mmol/L
  • Memory : 480 test results
  • Averages: 7, 14 and 30 day averages
  • Battery: Memory: 480 test results
  • Battery rating: 220 mAh
  • Battery life: Approcimately 1,000 tests or 1 year of average use
  • Dimensions: 95 x 77 x 21 mm
  • Weight: 76g
  • Operating temperature range: 5°–45°C
  • Humidity: 10-93% relative humidity

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