The battle to control type-1 diabetes in children could get a little easier -- as long as the kids keep playing with their Nintendos. Bayer Diabetes Care unveiled a new gadget Monday that aims to help kids manage their disease by tapping into their love for video games.
The DIDGET blood glucose meter connects to Nintendo DS and DS Lite gaming systems, awarding points for consistently testing blood sugar levels and meeting blood-glucose targets. Kids can use the points to unlock different levels in video games online and through their gaming systems.
Scientists are making headway on our most vexing health issues
By Dawn Stover
Posted 07.31.2005 at 10:00 pm 0 Comments
While some scientists are looking to the future, trying to push the human body beyond its natural limits, others are fighting the same old scourges we’ve always faced. Here, an update on five particularly stubborn ailments and promising research avenues that might finally lead to cures.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.