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New and emerging technologies have made it easier for people with diabetes to manage their disease. Improved technology came in the form of a continuous glucose monitor, first approved by the FDA in 1999. The new technology enables people with diabetes to monitor their blood glucose levels continuously, rather than just a few times per day.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health, United States, 2009. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics; 2009. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus09.pdf

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Title
Health, United States, 2009
Publisher
National Center for Health Statistics
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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