News for People With Diabetes
A common inconvenience finally gets addressed
When an astounding 86.6% of those with diabetes that participated in a 30-day trial agree they would recommend a product over what they currently use, then it’s bound to get attention. If you’re one of the millions who must prink a finger to test glucose, inject insulin, place an infusion set, pod, or CGM, in addition to diabetes, you share a bond, all of these procedures recommend cleaning the skin first.
Until now, there have only been two ways to do so: washing hands and areas or use an alcohol swab. The former is not always accessible, the latter is cumbersome and not eco-friendly. Rolacol®, a swab alternative was designed specifically for people living with diabetes, was invented by an engineer at EMIEN, LLC a Connecticut company, who was diagnosed in 2016 with type 2 diabetes. EMIEN HEALTH was formed to introduce Rolacol® to the market.
An engineer’s experience leads to innovative development
In the midst of a full lifestyle change, he found both procedures burdensome. Places to wash hands before glucose checking were not always available, and alcohol swabs were just too inconvenient and packaging often difficult to open. A typical engineer’s response – create a solution to a not so obvious problem.
According to the company, Rolacol® makes cleaning skin easy. A convenient, compact 10ml roll-on that distributes a plant-based formula that fits neatly in test kits, and there are no swabs to discard.
After nearly two years of development and testing, in 2017 the company conducted a national field study exclusively of swab users. The 30-day trial proved it was onto something; 86.6% of participants would recommend Rolacol® to others. The company continued its development and officially launched Rolacol in January 2020.
The company’s research estimates that approximately 80% of the nearly 30 million people with Type 1 or 2 diabetes in the US don’t regularly use swabs if at all, and almost as many don’t bother washing hands. The company states that Rolacol® offers a new cleaning method – an innovation in convenience – an advancement from the ordinary swab. Quite simply put – they created a new category product. The company found that inconvenience was the greatest deterrent to using either effective solution. The 10ml roll-on bottle is delivered every two-months for $8 and is equivalent to over 500 swab applications.
About: EMIEN LLC, founded in 1999, is the producer of Rolacol.com – an alcohol swab alternative. The Connecticut company also produces T1T2D.com curated news and information regarding all things involving diabetes, diabetesmedpad.com a free PDF download to keep track of all medications and doctors, burnsugar.com simple but effective exercises for those with diabetes and diabeteshistory.com a fun video for kids. All of the educational-based websites are free and contain no advertising.
History of Diabetes Animated for Kids
An entertaining tale that few with diabetes know
Many people may believe the chronic disease known as diabetes is relatively new. However, the disease dates back thousands of years, and people from around the world have managed type 1 and type 2 diabetes during this history in a number of bizarre ways. Now an entertaining short video tells the story.
The idea behind animating the History of Diabetes was to educate people of all ages in a fun and engaging format regarding the discovery of diabetes – a historical perspective that many may be unaware. An estimated 30 million people in the U.S., comprised of all races, creeds, religions and ages manage their diabetes daily. The majority are type 2 and nearly 2 million are type 1, where most are diagnosed before the age of 16. The reality is over 100 million people in the U.S. have a family member with diabetes or know someone that does.
Many advances in medications since the initial discovery of diabetes have been made and will undoubtedly continue in the future. Like many diseases, in time, a cure may eventually be found. In the meantime, diabetes is manageable with proper diet, exercise, checking blood sugar levels often, and of course being diligent with medications.
The History of Diabetes animation stars a character called ME; a spinoff from the company, EMIEN HEALTH. An animator that worked on Nickelodeon projects created the character for burnsugar.com that demonstrates simple but effective exercises. ME now tells the story of diabetes, diabeteshistory.com, for a younger audience but even adults are sure to be entertained.
EMIEN HEALTH, a Connecticut company founded in 1999, is the producer of Rolacol.com – an alcohol swab alternative. The company also produces T1T2D.com curated news and information regarding all things involving diabetes, and diabetesmedpad.com a free download form to keep track of all medications and doctors. All of the educational-based websites are free and contain no advertising.
Keep track of all medications and doctors on any device
For the over 30 million people in the U.S. managing diabetes EMIEN HEALTH, producers Rolacol®, an alternative to alcohol swabs has introduced Diabetes Med Pad (DMP), a free downloadable PDF for those with diabetes that keeps track of all medications, doctors and pharmacy saved securely to any devise or phone.
Once DMP is downloaded the user can easily fill in the fields such oral medications, insulin and related information. According to the company the idea behind DMP is that too many people forget the names of their medications, dosage and other pertinent information now it’s all available on their home screen. DMP is not stored on the Internet it’s the user’s generated information, on their device, and can be accessed offline at any time only by the user.
No more guessing medication names or dosage when visiting healthcare providers, users’ just show their phone’s home screen. In its simplest form, states the company, users’ can think of DMP as a digital note pad, just fill in the fields making it easy to find and view, forward to a family member, and DMP is exceptionally useful for tele-med consults. DMP travels with the user unlike paper notes stuffed in a drawer. There is no account set up or personal information necessary to download DMP, it’s free at diabetesmedpad.com.
About: EMIEN LLC, a Connecticut company founded in 1999, is the producer of Rolacol.com an alcohol swab alternative. In addition to DMP the company produces burnsugar.com simple but effective exercises, produces T1T2D.com curated news and information regarding all things diabetes and History of Diabetes an animated video for a young audience diabeteshistory.com. All of the company’s educational sites are free with no advertising or account set up.
Pump blood not iron with stress-free program access with any device
People with diabetes recognize that exercise in conjunction with diet is fundamental to help manage their diabetes. Getting into new exercise routines isn’t always easy, however.
For that reason the producers of Rolacol®, the alternative solution to alcohol swabs for cleaning skin for glucose testing, insulin injection, infusion set, pod or CGM placement areas, have developed a free website to assist with the necessary daily grind of exercise, and its effective regardless of age.
Burnsugar.com, accessible by smartphone, tablet or desktop, offer routines designed specifically for people with diabetes located in different locations: work, home, school, and the outdoors. There is no account setup, no email, or name to provide. Just simply click or tap and start enjoying the timed exercise routines. The one-minute videos are fun, stress-free, and are led by a motivating cartoon character named ME.
A spokesperson said of the character, “We created ME to be inclusive, no body-shaming. No buff models who don’t reflect the body type of an average person,” adding, “most folks, although they would love a beach-body, don’t really aspire to such a physique, too much work. They just want help managing their diabetes with simple, on the fly, measured routines. The object is to get moving, burn some sugar. ME focuses on pumping blood – not iron.”
Everyone can dramatically improve their health just by moving — anytime, anywhere, and by any means possible that promotes activity. You don’t need to spend time in the gym or take up jogging, the objective is to pick any activity that elevates your heart rate. As with any exercise program it is recommend to speak with your health provider first then visit burnsugar.com
About: EMIEN LLC, a Connecticut company founded in 1999, is the producer of Rolacol.com – an alcohol swab alternative. The company also produces T1T2D.com curated news and information regarding all things involving diabetes, diabetesmedpad.com a free PDF download to keep track of all medications and doctors and diabeteshistory.com an entertaining video for kids. All of the educational-based websites are free and contain no advertising.
National Diabetes Survey – Let your voice be heard
For those who manage this chronic disease, learn what others have to say.
For decades, the pharmaceutical industry has largely driven the discussion regarding diabetes. But now those who continue to battle this chronic diabase can have their voices heard. Six questions discuss many of the long-standing and emerging challenges associated with diabetes, so say the creators of the study EMIEN HEALTH. Topics range from who’s at fault for high drug prices to the question of whether the medical industry is adequately addressing your issues.
There are some general misconceptions regarding diabetes that this simple quiz attempts to confront, and the study creators hope to address. Questions relate to healthcare provider service, daily management, and the many frustrations dealing with diabetes. A clearer story emerges despite only 6 questions. The reality is surveys typically serve as marketing data for drug companies, whereas websites and print media reader surveys are used to sell advertising. This study is not designed to satisfy either of these objectives.
Do others share your views?
“Help us and in doing so you will learn what’s important to those with diabetes. This will lead to a better understanding of the issues that need addressing, and greater understanding of what issues others are experiencing.”, stated the study’s lead researcher. After completing the quiz you have the option to receive the entire survey results. No personal information is needed.
About: EMIEN LLC, a Connecticut company founded in 1999, is the producer of Rolacol.com – an alcohol swab alternative. The company also produces T1T2D.com curated news and information regarding all things involving diabetes, diabetesmedpad.com a free PDF download to keep track of all medications and doctors, burnsugar.com providing simple but effective exercises for those with diabetes and diabeteshistory.com a fun video for kids. All of the educational-based websites are free and contain no advertising.
Easy reading curated news from around the globe
There are literally thousands of commercial websites and blogs that provide good information about diabetes. Yet the large majority have one thing in common: their editorial policies are all too often aligned with advertiser interests. The end result is their content does not always satisfy the reader’s interest. T1T2D.com – a new initiative offers a completely different editorial approach.
T1T2D.com curates diabetes related news and information into three important categories – Medicine, Food + Recipes, and Education. The website functions by leveraging computer algorithms to search the world for subject matter related to Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and presents content absent from editorial influence or advertiser partiality.
From current news to research publications, T1T2D.com continuously searches, much like Google News, to find the most relevant information pertaining to the subject category. This is accomplished by the use of text mining algorithms searching for defined keywords, phrases and overall content intent, the result of which yields content that is carefully curated.
Although the actual source of articles may have an overall editorial bias, by conducting a random selection based solely on defined parameters it helps to eliminate bias by presenting only information specific to the category. Therefore, T1T2D.com aggregates information to improve the user’s experience and knowledge of particular topics of interest.
EMIEN HEALTH does not act as content editor nor does it solicit contributing writers’ work. In addition, T1T2D.com is not financially support by advertisers; rather it is a free service of EMIEN HEALTH, producer of Rolacol®, a roll-on swab alternative for cleaning skin.
There are an estimated 30 million people in the U.S with diabetes, suggesting there are over 100 million people that either know someone with diabetes or have a family member managing their diabetes. T1T2D.com was not designed only for those with diabetes, but also for individuals interested in gaining knowledge about diabetes. The layout is simple – three categories, four articles daily per category. One only needs to review articles in the category of interest, and therefore is spared from hunting for articles throughout the site. More importantly, T1T2D.com does not library articles it was designed for a ‘fast-read’ review with respect to issues of the day that may be of interest.
About: EMIEN LLC, a Connecticut company founded in 1999, is the producer of Rolacol.com – an alcohol swab alternative. The company also produces diabetesmedpad.com a free PDF download to keep track of all medications and doctors, burnsugar.com providing simple but effective exercises for those with diabetes and diabeteshistory.com a fun video for kids. All of the educational-based websites are free and contain no advertising.
Common inconvenience finally gets addressed thanks to Diabetes Daily audience
When an astounding 86.6% of participants with diabetes recommend a new product over what they currently use it comes as no surprise that people start to pay attention. Now, three years after a 2017 study the product officially launches and is available to all who grapple with the challenges of diabetes.
If you’re one of the millions with diabetes who must prink a finger for a glucose check, inject insulin, place an infusion set or CGM you all share a common bond, cleaning your skin first. Until now, there have been two primary ways to do so: soap or using an alcohol swab. The former is not always accessible, the latter is cumbersome and not eco-friendly.
According to the company, EMIEN HEALTH, Rolacol® is a swab alternative ‘roll-on’ designed specifically for people managing diabetes who routinely use swabs to clean skin.
“Over one hundred Diabetes Daily readers, after using Rolacol for 30-days completed a survey to answer the question of whether the product would be used and accepted, 86.6% would recommend it.”, stated the head of the Rolacol study team. “We continued to trial over the years, which included a trial at Yale’s School of Medicine Diabetes Center and Rolacol was officially launched in 2020. To thank the 2017 study participants, whom we have not contacted since they participated in the trial, we provided them a free one-year supply. It was the least we could do for those that made Rolacol possible. Of the many positive comments from participants, one simply wrote ‘thank you and I’m happy you decided to launch the product.’”
In addition to Rolacol the company has various websites that cover diabetes management, diabetes Information, diabetes news and diabetes education. The most important issue for effective diabetes management stated the spokesperson, “access to accurate, timely management tools, diabetes information, news and that’s what EMIEN HEALTH provides.” About: EMIEN, LLC, a Connecticut company founded in 1999, formed EMIEN HEALTH the producer of Rolacol. The company developed diabetesmedpad.com a free download form to keep track of all patient diabetes and related medications, doctor contact information, such as your primary, endocrinologist and podiatrist. The company also developed burnsugar.com simple but effective exercises for those with diabetes. All the diabetes how to, educational and news based websites are free and contain no advertising.
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