Didget, the First Blood Glucose Monitor for Children

Apr 28, 2010
Didget, the first blood glucose monitoring system for children was released by Bayer Diabetes Care in the US after its successful launch in the UK in 2009. Among the variety of blood glucose monitors available at the market, the Didget is the only one that is intended specifically for child's use.

 More and more children are diagnosed with diabetes each year worldwide. Diabetes is associated with the great number of health risks and requires regular blood glucose testing for constant diabetes treatment. The Didget meter is designed for kids aged 4 to 14, helping them cope with this long-term health condition and making the testing in a fun way. The meter can be connected to Nintendo DS(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM) Lite gaming systems and rewards the child with points, which can be used in the game. The Didget includes Knock 'Em Downs™: World's Fair game and mini game arcade. It can also be connected to Bayer's DIDGET™ World, an online community, where children will be able to spend points and create their personalized web page.

The Didget meter was created by a parent of a child, who has diabetes, and knows the most common problems of children with diabetes and their parents. Bayer's Didget meter gives the child an opportunity to make blood glucose testing more entertaining and consistent.

This health gadget incorporates Bayer's Contour system, providing maximum accuracy with No Coding™ Technology and automatic control solution marking. The system reduces the effects of various interfering substances and gives results in 5 seconds.