The fear of needles is a medical condition. It is called “Trypanophobia”. People with this phobia feel extremely afraid of getting injections or blood draws. These need to adopt one or more of the following ways to reduce their fear. Prepare the area with a medication such as an ethyl chloride spray or a topical anesthetic cream like lidocaine. Take the cognitive approach. Practice deep breathing.
This is not to say that all diabetics suffer this phobia as badly. But if you, like 1 in 10 Americans, need to test your blood sugar levels regularly, you’ll know that it’s not without pain. Pricks on our fingertips are sore. In fact, they may hurt more than shots because one’s fingertips have more nerve endings. Furthermore, regular pricking can lead to scarring of the skin as well as the formation of rough calluses - which may result in a loss of sensitivity. There had to be a simpler, better way to solve these problems.Our mission was to find it.
The quest for pain-free finger pricks.
Idea of putting “Gate – Control Theory” into practice to minimize pain from finger pricks.
Clinical studies confirm the technology of DigiVibe. Product prototype built.
Based on extensive feedback from physicians and patients, DigiVibe goes into mass production.
The device goes worldwide.
“The Gate – Control Theory”is the most influential theories of pain reduction ever discovered. It describes how non-painful sensations can override and eliminate painful sensations. If the gate is open, pain signals will pass through, and be sent to the brain which will, in turn, perceive the pain. If the gate is closed, pain signals will be restricted from travelling up to the brain, and the sensation of pain won’t be perceived.
Check out the video below to see how “The Gate-Control Theory” works in everyday life. It’s eye opening. Based on this insight, Bing Innovations had the breakthrough idea of leveraging state-of-the-art technology to eliminate the pain of finger pricks by emitting soothing, pulsed, percussive micro-oscillations
It’s not just any rubbing.It takes a special vibration.
Just rubbing your finger before administering a glucose test will help a little. And I encourage you to do so, even if you don’t buy DigiVibe.But if you want near ‘zero pain’, you’ll need to apply the perfect vibration.
Research behind the DigiVibe - FDA Registered Class 1 Medical Devise.
Harvard School of Medicine.A vibration device to control injection discomfort.
Tufts University School of Medicine.Effect of DentalVibe injection system on pain during local anesthesia injections in adolescent patients.
University of the Pacific. Operator preference of retraction method during anesthesia delivery.
CGMs or not, you’ll still want the DigiVibe.
A Continuous Glucose Monitor [CGM] works through a tiny sensor inserted under the skin. They are designed to track sugar levels around the clock. Their cost, without insurance, is around $1000. Nevertheless, researchers still need to find ways to make CGMs more accurate. Meantime, you’ll still need to “finger-stick” test regularly to check the accuracy of your CGM.
The making of the “magic wand”.
Based on the above research, we invented DigiVibe. We first had to gauge the optimal vibration needed. Then, a small yet durable motor that would generate the exact frequency necessary was built. It is powered by just one AA lithium battery that’s inserted into our flawlessly designed plastic molding.
A. DigiVibe device B. Rubber suction base C. Suction activation button D. DigiVibe stand E. Power button F. Tip housing G. DigVibe tip
The perfect tip of the magic wand.
The DigiVibe Tip is engineered to fit perfectly around the DigiVibe lancing device. Given that it vibrates on the finger, some wear and tear is inevitable. So, an additional tip is provided. This will allow you additional years of pain-free finger pricks.
It works even if you get the shakes.
The incidence of diabetes increases with age, which can in turn herald the outset of hand tremors. Further, everybody’s hands may shake when we get nervous. Problem solved by our DigiVibe stand that stably adheres to any flat surface for hands free use.
Not all lancing devices are created equal.
DigiVibe’s medical lancing device is designed to complement your “magic wand”, to be as pain-free as possible. It is made keeping in mind a simple philosophy: “There’s no excuse for not being perfect”.
Keeping your DigiVibe on hand 24/7.
Most take comfort in knowing that their DigiVibe and Lancing device are on hand anytime, anywhere. Our Travel Case is practically “pocket size”, a mere 6.5 x 2 inches. We have designed the inside of the DigiVibe travel case keeping in mind the need to include your own Glucose Monitor, Test Strips and Lancets.
The Digivibe is designed for total simplicity.
Without the Stand.
- 1. Remove the battery tab protector. Place the DigiVibe Tip onto the DigiVibe Device.
- 2. Set up your Lacing device, Glucose monitor and Test strips. Turn your DigiVibe on.
- 3. Gently place your fingertip under the vibrating DigVibe Tip prior to your finger prick.
- 4. Keep your fingertip in contact with the vibrating tip for at least 12 seconds before administering the finger prick.
- 5. Make sure your finger does not loose contact during the prick.
- 6. Continue with your testing routine as you normally would.
With the Stand.
- 1. Remove the battery tab protector. Place the DigiVibe Tip onto the DigiVibe Device, then slide the device into the DigiVibe Stand.
- 2. Place the DigiVibe Stand on a smooth surface. Press the suction activation button on the side of the stand.
- 3. Set up your Lancing Device, Glucose Monitor and Test Strips. Turn your DigVibe on.
- 4. Gently place your fingertip under the vibrating DigVibe Tip prior to your finger prick.
- 5. Keep your fingertip in contact with the vibrating tip for at least 12 seconds before administering the finger prick.
- 6. Make sure your finger does not loose contact during the prick.
- 7. Continue with your testing routine as you normally would.
A perfect price for a perfect product.
Regular Price $79.95