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Diagnostic Devices showcases blood glucose meter for vision-impaired

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. Diagnostic Devices introduced at blind-friendly blood glucose meter — the Prodigy Auto-Code — at the ECRM Home Health Care conference in Chicago last week. The blood glucose meter actually talks the consumer through the blood glucose test in either English or Spanish. The meter is expected to appeal to the approximate 3.2 million consumers with diabetes who either already have vision trouble or are out and out blind, company officials commented. According to the company’s Web site, that represents some 15% of the total diabetic population.

And with its Spanish-speaking voice module, the Prodigy is one of the only meters designed specifically for the Hispanic community — a 3.5 million-strong slice of the diabetes demographics pie.

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