Testing Your Blood Sugar with Your iPhone


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.

8 thoughts on “Testing Your Blood Sugar with Your iPhone

  1. It is a very interesting device. Good to see that modern information technology, even mobile phone is in a position help people in different (surprised) ways. This should help a lot for people who are having diabetics.

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