Glooko (Palo Alto, CA) received FDA clearance for its latest Glooko System, a diabetes management package that includes the Glooko iPhone application, MeterSync Cable and online access for patients and healthcare providers.
The new iPhone app provides the ability for detailed tracking of taken drugs and consumed food, including easy entry using nutritional data compiled from popular restaurants. The MeterSync Cable is used to connect any one of 19 different glucometers to the iPhone to transfer glucose readings for charting and review by clinicians.
From the announcement:
Through a web dashboard that translates key blood glucose, carb and medication data into statistics and graphs, providers are better able to manage their patients with diabetes. These new capabilities give providers and their patients a comprehensive way to evaluate blood glucose readings over time so they can create therapy adjustments related to insulin, medication, diet and exercise.
“The Glooko system is the innovation that clinicians have demanded in diabetes care,” said Michael Greenfield, MD, Chief Medical Officer. “Creating a unified diabetes management platform helps clinicians help their patients– more efficiently, more effectively.” The Glooko System now supports 19 of the leading blood glucose monitors, connecting via the MeterSync Cable to extract readings directly from the meter. Providers will also be able to use a kiosk-type system in their practices to replace proprietary PC-based systems that rely on dozens of meter specific cables and software applications. The new system is expected to come to market in May 2013.