New blood glucose meter technology, connectivity

May 15, 2012
From staff reports

Sanofi US recently introduced a blood glucose meter that directly connects to the iPhone and the iPod touch, and communicates results with caregivers and healthcare teams.

Sanofi US recently introduced a blood glucose meter that directly connects to the iPhone and the iPod touch, and communicates results with caregivers and healthcare teams.

Sanofi said that its iBGStar Blood Glucose Monitoring System (which includes a blood sugar meter and a Diabetes Manager App) is the first FDA-cleared blood sugar meter that directly connects to the 2 Apple mobile devices.

The new monitoring system is being sold at Walgreens, Apple Retail Stores, and on the Diabetic Care Services’ website. The system will help diabetics “communicate with their healthcare teams, using mobile technologies that have become central to so many people’s lives,” said Dennis Urbaniak, vice president and head of U.S. Diabetes at Sanofi U.S.

The iBGStar Diabetes Manager App – free from Apple’s App Store – includes graphs and statistics, which help diabetics record and track their blood sugar readings, carbohydrate intake, and insulin doses. Color-coded scorecards show individual monitoring results for easy identification of high or low blood sugar levels. Then, the app’s “share” function allows specific data to be sent via email to caregivers and healthcare teams.

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