Bayer Diabetes Care announced the introduction of the DIDGET™ blood glucose monitoring system in the United States. The Didget meter is unique because it is the only blood glucose meter that connects directly to Nintendo DS™ and DS Lite gaming systems to help kids manage a lifelong disease by rewarding them for building consistent testing habits and meeting personalized blood glucose target ranges.
The meter is intended for use by kids ages 4-14 and grows with the child’s ability to manage their diabetes, offering two testing levels, Basic and Advanced. It comes with Knock ‘Em Downs™: World’s Fair that includes a full length adventure game and mini game arcade.
Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers, who is a paid spokesperson and an actual user of Bayer’s CONTOUR® USB meter said, “I know first hand how important it is for kids to test their blood sugar regularly. Using Bayer’s Didget meter is a cool and fun way for kids to do that. The Didget meter uses the same test strips as the Contour meter, the strips I rely on every day.”