Bernard Farrell, a blogger and diabetic, has posted a short video showing his use of a new blood glucose meter, the WaveSense Keynote, from AgaMatrix. I am not familiar with AgaMatrix or its products but being new to diabetes I am learning new things each day. Thanks to bloggers like Bernard and Amy Tenderich.
I browsed AgaMatrixs web site but could not find any information on availability in the USA. As a tech geek and a person with diabetes I would very much like to get my hands on this device. I have been using the excellent FreesStyle Flash from Abbott Laboratories and have been eying the now approved FreeStyle Lite but the WaveSense Keynote looks very cool ( can any medical device be described that way?) kind of like an MP3 player.
UPDATE: I found the meter and test strip on the Allegro Medical Supplies web site for around $60 and ordered one right away.
The buzz around the device appears to be its patented error correction technology, WaveSense. WaveSense corrects for “Environmental conditions such as altitude and/or temperature when the sample is taken” as well as user errors such as insufficient blood sample.
AgaMatrix also provides Zero-Click™ Data Management Software for downloading data from the device and “provides dynamic reports that allow you to spot trends in your numbers.”