Diabetes Forecast

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Amazon Dash for Test Strip Refills

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You need to check your blood glucose, but you’ve just realized you’re out of test strips. Now what? Philosys—maker of the Gmate Smart meter, which plugs into a phone’s headphone jack—has partnered with Amazon’s Dash Replenishment program for automatic refills. Sign up through the Gmate app, which tracks test strips and lancets used based on the number of tests you do. When your supplies get low, the app will automatically order refills. You’ll get a notification, which gives you an opportunity to make any changes. Talk to your insurer to determine reimbursement details. Then find out more at

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