Do you live in the U.S. and want to check your blood sugar with your iPhone or iPod Touch?
Now you can.
Today, Sanofi launched the iBGStar Blood Glucose Monitoring System in the U.S. It’s a glucose meter than connects directly to your iPhone or iPod touch. You can get the iBGStar at Apple Retail Stores and at all Walgreens stores nationwide, online at Apple.com, Walgreens.com, and through Diabetic Care Services. Check with your insurance about test strips being covered by your insurance.
From the press release:
When iBGStar® is directly connected to an iPhone® or iPod touch® and used with the iBGStar® Diabetes Manager App, blood glucose results are presented on the Multi-Touch display quickly after monitoring.
iBGStar® can also be used independently to measure blood glucose levels; results can be synchronized later to an iPhone® or iPod touch®. iBGStar® and BGStar® Blood Glucose Test Strips, which are used with iBGStar®, are available at all Walgreens stores nationwide and online at Walgreens.com and through Diabetic Care Services. These test strips may be covered under certain health insurance plans so individuals should check directly with their provider.
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.
How did the iBGStar come to be?
Sanofi’s Laura Kolodjeski wrote a really interesting blog post talking about the players that made this possible I’m impressed with the insight of these people and grateful that they looked at our lives and found a way to integrate our daily tasks of making phone calls and checking email with our daily task of testing our blood sugar.
Are the strips covered?
I just called my insurance company and they had to call a pharmacist who had to look up this device online and then report back that they can’t give me pricing info on the strips, yet. I’m to check back in a month. I will be checking back and if my strips are covered…what a wonderful thing that will be!