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By David Ahn

An Exciting June for Sugar Streak!

While the blog updates might have slowed down over the past month or so, don’t let that deceive you: a TON has been going on at Sugar Streak! June was packed with exciting developments. Here’s a quick recap:

June 1 – Invitations were sent out to join the Beta Cells, our super-secret group of beta testers. They got first access to Sugar Streak, before it was even released. If you want to join the Beta Cells, feel free to email me and we’ll get you plugged in!


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By David Ahn

The Problem with Glucose Meters and Logbooks

As an iPhone-loving diabetes doctor covering digital health for the past five years, I’ve played around with most every advanced, smartphone compatible glucose meter on the market. (Read my reviews: Telcare, OneTouch Verio Sync, iHealth Align, and iBG Star). I’ve been to countless digital health conferences, where executives proudly show off the latest diabetes tools at digital health conferences. My head spins, thinking about the exciting future of diabetes care.

But I’m jolted back to reality when my patients bring in the same clunky, old glucose meters that haven’t changed dramatically over the past 10 years.

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By David Ahn

The iPhone is WHY I became a diabetes doctor

In high school during the late 90’s, I did what any tech-inclined high school boy would do: I started a web design club and built a fan website for a female actress (her initials are JLH). Despite its relative success, being a webmaster was never more than a hobby. My true career goal was to become a doctor, like my father and his father before him.

Once in college at UC San Diego, I continued to foster my inner tech nerd by studying human computer interaction. But I still saw technology as a fleeting fascination until I would start medical school and focus on my “real” career as a doctor.

Upon starting medical school (also at UCSD), I buckled down on my studies, leaving the tech world behind. Or so I thought.

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