Sanofi has announced that its iBGStar, the first approved blood glucose meter to interface with the iPhone, is now available in the U.S. The device will display glucose readings on the iPhone (or iPod touch) screen and those will be saved for long term analysis. On the other hand, if your iPhone is out of power or you managed to lose it, fear not, the iBGStar dock will work independently and provide readings on its own little display. While disconnected from the iPhone, the meter will save glucose levels it measures locally until it is back in touch with the phone.
Sanofi is reporting that the new glucometer is available from Apple and Walgreens at both their retail and online stores.
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The iBGStar® Diabetes Manager App has a range of features and multiple views for analyzing glucose patterns on-the-go. Visual graphs and statistics can help people record and track their readings, carbohydrate intake, insulin doses (if taking insulin) and more. Color-coded scorecards show individual monitoring results for easy identification of high or low blood glucose levels. A ‘share’ function allows specific data to be sent via e-mail to caregivers and/or healthcare teams. The iBGStar® Diabetes Manager App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone® and iPod touch® or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
In March 2010, Sanofi and AgaMatrix signed an agreement for the development, supply and commercialization of Blood Glucose Monitoring solutions. iBGStar® is a result of this agreement.
Product page: iBGStar