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New iPhone App Tracks Blood Sugar

Friday, 09 December 2011 12:24 PM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first iPhone glucose meter available in the United States, the AgaMatrix Nugget, also known as the iGBStar.
Already commercially available in Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Italy, the AgaMatrix plug-in is a blood glucose meter that connects to an iPhone or iPod Touch, allowing users to view and analyze their blood glucose levels in real time. By utilizing its free accompanying app, users can share their information with their healthcare professionals when on the go while keeping track of their insulin doses and other crucial data.
Agamatrix already offers an app for iPhone users that helps track carb intake and insulin dose for diabetics, but so far in the United States, the blood glucose meter is not yet available in the App Store. Users in parts of Europe can purchase the glucose meter plug-in for €80 ($125.00).
Also available in Europe is the VitaDock series, which launched this summer and includes a GlucoDock blood glucose measuring device for managing diabetes. The device, priced at €99.99 ($157.00), works on the iPod Touch and iPad. Similar to the AgaMatrix system, the VitaDock app keeps track of all user health data and provides graphs and statistics. Data can also be transferred to your doctor or family members via email.
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