Glucoboy: A Glucose Meter Designed For Kids


#1

Are you guys aware of this?
http://www.glucoboy.com

The Glucoboy is the first blood glucose meter that has been designed specially for kids, adolescents and the young at heart.

In addition to a stand-alone blood glucose meter, the Glucoboy contains 2 full length video games and a mini-arcade. To access the video games, the Glucoboy must be inserted into the cartridge slot on a Nintendo Game Boy® Advance System, or into the Game Boy® cartridge slot on a Nintendo DS.

Interesting concept!


#2

It may be preliminary, but at this point in time, it appears that readings are only displayed in the mmol/L standard used in much of Europe and Canada, rather than the mg/dL standard used in the U.S. They’ll need to fix that if they hope to sell it to American kids and/or their parents!


#3

I saw that the other day when a review was posted on my site. The review is here: (review link on my site - not the review linked to below)
http://www.joystiq.com/2007/12/06/glucoboy-turns-diabetes-blood-tes…

The comments are rather tongue in cheek and no one seems to have used it.


#4

Looks like it is not available in the US.