With diabetes on the rise, tech becomes crucial part of disease management

At the Hennepin Healthcare Center of Diabetes and Endocrinology in downtown Minneapolis, 66-year-old Mark Harris tries to recall his medication intake and sleep schedule from the past week.

Laura LaFave, an endocrinologist at the center, listens attentively while seated at a computer desk, looking at metrics of Harris’ blood sugar levels extracted from the Bluetooth-connected continuous glucose monitor (CGM) he wears daily. Harris’ glucose levels are low, which leads LaFave to pry deeper into how his insulin pump is functioning.