Playing the Insulin Game
It’s a sign of the times that more and more kids have to monitor their sugar levels during the school day due to diabetes. A good way to get these kids to actually prick their finger to get a blood test is for them to use Bayer’s Didget monitoring sensor, which connects to a Nintendo DS or DS Lite game machine. While it looks like a game with points, the unlocking of new levels and an online community, it is deadly serious business because it monitors the student’s blood sugar and insulin levels. All it takes is one diabetic child eating too much sugar at lunch and not checking his blood to have a life-threatening incident. It’s for kids from 4- to 14-years but doesn't include the game machine.