Can iPhones be used to test blood sugar for diabetics? Over 18 million Americans have diabetes, and they all live with the painful, often thrice-daily process of using needles to check blood sugar. The process is clunky and uncomfortable — and dangerous due to potential errors. Sanofi-Aventis just unveiled the iBGStar: a stand alone blood glucose monitor that can plug directly into your iPhone and iPod Touch. The device, which builds upon the existing diabetes-tracking technology WaveSense allow diabetics to test their blood sugar levels on the go, record notes, and send information to their healthcare providers via a free iPhone App. Could this be the beginning of mobile diabetes monitoring?
Sanofi-Aventis is a multinational pharmaceutical company, the world’s fourth-largest by prescription sales,headquartered in Paris, France. It engages in the research and development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceutical products for sale principally in 7 major therapeutic areas:cardiovascular, central nervous system, diabetes, internal medicine, oncology, thrombosis and vaccines.