medical device syncs readings to your iPhone
Diabetes is a disease that requires many of those who suffer from it to check their blood sugar regularly. A new glucometer has turned up that makes it easy to keep track of those readings using your iOS device. The glucometer is called the OneTouch VerioSync and it works with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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The glucometer uses Bluetooth to send test results to your device running the OneTouch Reveal mobile app. The app has a summary screen and color coded bar graphics to help you keep track of your readings over time. The app will show 14-day averages for readings and more.
The glucometer is available at an introductory price of $19.99. As with any glucometer, the real cost comes in the strips. "When you consider how many of us rely on our smartphones on a daily basis, managing chronic illnesses such as diabetes is a promising area for mobile health applications," said Jeremy Pettus, MD, UCSD Department of Endocrinology. "It's exciting to see true wireless communication brought to blood glucose monitoring. By helping patients to easily access, understand and share their blood sugar data via their iPhones, a system like the OneTouch® Verio®Sync can help lead to better self-management and more productive conversations with their healthcare professionals."