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New glucose device for children with diabetes

A new device that has been designed to test glucose levels in children suffering from diabetes has been developed by a company in Finland. With more than 300 million people around the world affected by diabetes, of which about 15 million are juveniles, the device is a timely addition to the range of treatments available.
The device by Modz, which has been developed to be compatible for connecting with either a mobile phone or a computer, is aimed at helping to treat children and juveniles, particularly in India, which has seen an increasingly worrying rise in the number of diabetes cases.
With children needing to take a blood sample many times each day, the device is able to remind them of when to do this, as well as offering its results through the use of interesting icons, colours and the spoken word which can also be relayed to parents, healthcare professionals and hospitals to act as a reliable support tool.
Pietari Paivane, chief executive at Modz, commented “Modz’s first product is a unique blood glucose meter especially designed for kids and teenagers.”
He added “We completed the first round of financing this year. Commercial production will start soon.”

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