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Jul 7, 2009

Game that can help control Diabetes

The Nintendo DS Didget is a brand new peripheral for the handheld distraction/addiction, which measures your blood glucose levels to unlock in-game secrets. Who needs the Wii Vitality Sensor when a DS can tell you to stop sneaking sugar?

We thought the DS Lite Health Control Game Timer was bonkers enough, but it’s just been topped by the Nintendo DS Didget, an add-on for the Nintendo DS designed to reward diabetic kids who monitor their blood sugar levels daily by giving them new items and levels in games specially developed for the device.

Even if your kid would rather play Call Of Duty than a didactic game about eating properly, the Nintendo DS Didget is still a great idea: the brainwave came from parent Paul Wessel, who noticed his son always lost his blood glucose meter but never his Nintendo DS. Plug the two together, and the worry’s gone for good. It’s funny how kids’ priorities are like that.

Surprisingly, the Nintendo DS Didget isn’t some random Japanese invention that’ll never see the light of day here: if you’re in the UK, you can register for one right now. Be warned though, it won’t work with the DSi.

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