People with diabetes need to constantly check their blood sugar levels, and if they have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, things are about to get a whole lot easier thanks to a new blood glucose monitor that can be plugged into the bottom of an Apple iDevice.
Released by Sanofi, the new iBGStar monitor is a small pocketable blood glucose meter that can check the blood sugar level with a few clicks of a button.
It can be used by itself or with an Apple iDevice, with the small strips taking in a half-microlitre blood sample, analysing it, and storing the information until it’s connected with an iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad.
The iBGStar Diabetes Manager app will take the information when the meter is plugged in and track medicine intake, carbohydrates, how you’re going with trends, and of course the blood glucose level.
Information on the app can then be collected and compiled, with an email created for sending directly to a GP or health professionals, making it easier for the condition to be tracked.
The system has been designed to be easy to use, so much that even children and teenagers affected with diabetes can test their blood and log the information while at school and with friends.
People without an Apple iDevice may also be able to look forward to a version of the iBGStar for their phones, with Sanofi hinting to us that it was investigating a model of the device that ran on Bluetooth.
For now, Australians can get their hands on the new machine for $99 RRP, with the strips used in the machine available on the PBS and NDSS under item code 145.