Freedom Meditech is focused on providing “free and healthy” alternatives to existing diagnostic tools for the detection, monitoring and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes. Our products include the FDA cleared CLEARPATH DS-120™ to detect autofluorescence on the lens of the eye and our non-invasive glucose monitor to help monitor diabetes (in development, not FDA approved.)
In the U.S. there are about 25.8 million people with diabetes and another estimated 79 million with pre-diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate 90% of those with pre-diabetes don’t know they have the condition. The World Health Organization estimates there are 220 million people worldwide living with diabetes and that this will more than double by 2030. Diabetes has significant end stage complications such as loss of sight, limbs or kidney function. And yet it is been established that early detection can stop disease progression with proper intervention and or treatment.
While diabetes is common, it can be avoided. New technology is now available to detect, evaluate and monitor risk factors for diabetes, which will help physicians determine the most accurate assessment of a patient’s health.
In early 2013, Freedom Meditech received FDA clearance for our CLEARPATH DS-120™ device that detects autofluorescence of the crystalline lens of the eye. In independent scientific studies published in peer-reviewed journals, elevated autofluorescence measurements have been linked to high levels of advanced glycosylated end products, which accumulate in the presence of diabetes.
The evaluation using the CLEARPATH DS-120™ is quick and simple:
The evaluation starts with a few simple questions from your healthcare professional to determine if you are at risk for diabetes. Based on this information, you doctor may feel there is a recommended second step – a six-second scan of your eye. Here is a video to demonstrate:
The next steps are clear. If the results from your evaluation indicate signs of uncontrolled glucose, your doctor will consult with you and may refer you to your primary care physician for review and follow-up.
Below is a list of links that we believe will be helpful to learn more about Diabetes:
ADA (American Diabetes Association) Diabetes Link
|AADE American Association of Diabetes Educators
Association of healthcare professionals dedicated to integrating self-management as a key outcome in the care of people with diabetes.
|CDC (Center for Disease Control) Diabetes Link
The Center for Disease Control Diabetes Link provides national statistics, diabetes facts, results of diabetes studies and other information.
|Children with Diabetes
The on-line community for kids, families and adults with diabetes.
Professional diabetes educators write daily articles customized diabetes recipes and diabetes nutrition facts. Find tips and suggestions concerning controlling blood sugar exercise insulin heart disease and a variety of other topics related to diabetes.
Diabetes nutrition education program analyzes thousands of foods.
GlucoMenu®provides complete menus for diabetes, recipes, grocery lists & nutrition facts. Caloric specific menus for type 1, type 2, and pre-diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes information
|Medlineplus Health Information Diabetes Link
Medlineplus Health Information is a service of the National Library of Medicine. Includes research, diabetes management, gender and age group specific information, and information in Spanish.
|NDEP (National Diabetes Education Program) Diabetes Link
The NDEP is a partnership of organizations including the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Disease Control. Includes information on controlling diabetes.
|NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases) Diabetes Link
The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health. Site includes a variety of information including the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse.
|GlucoDiet - Diabetic Weight Loss Diet
GlucoDietsmprovides complete diabetic weight loss diets for diabetics which includes recipes, grocery lists & nutrition facts. Caloric specific menus for type 1, type 2, and pre-diabetes.
Review course for those eligible to take the ADA's registration exam.