iBGStar brings diabetes management to the iPhone and iPod touch

Diabetics will soon be able to manage the condition using their iPhone or iPod touch thanks to a new accessory and app from iBGStar. The device consists of a glucose monitor that attaches to your iPhone or iPod touch via the 30 pin dock connector. The information is then used by the companion app that will soon be available from the App Store.

You asked for an accurate blood glucose meter that would fit seamlessly into your busy lifestyle. We listened and are introducing the new iBGStar, a blood glucose meter for the 21st century designed with you in mind by the company with over 85 years of insulin expertise. The innovative iBGStar is the first available blood glucose meter that seamlessly connects to the iPhone and iPod touch allowing you to view and analyse accurate, reliable information in ‘real time’. Using the technology built into your iPhone or iPod touch, you can share this information with your healthcare professional while on-the-go, to help you make better-informed diabetes-related decisions together.

The accessory is already on sale in the UK for around £48.00 ($75) although the app has yet to appear in the App Store. Strangely the manufacturer’s website clearly states that it is not intended for US or Canadian residents. We don’t know if this will change n the futire but we will keep an eye out for any developments.

Source: iBGStar

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iBGStar brings diabetes management to the iPhone and iPod touch

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Just in case the developer is reading: you should've made a cover out of this product, the fact that you wouldn't have to put it on/off would make it more portable (even if it is more expensive to produce due to the almost bi-yearly changing shapes of iPhone). Of course this is just my opinion.

I have been waiting for something like this since Apple showed the Lifescan BT monitor at an iOS keynote a few years ago. I don't believe the iBGStar is available in the US yet. The most important thing will be how much the test strips will cost and whether insurance plans will cover them.

I am working with Sanofi to get a test unit when production starts at the end of this month for review on my website: broken pancreas.org
The US version will be slightly different from the European because of FDA regulations.
@Luis- the reason (or one of them) that it is not an integrated case is it also works as a standalone meter. The iPhone is really just a way to record data and view graphs.
I don't think the FDA is ready to have a phone be responsible for healthcare.
While you wait, there is another interesting product called Telcare. It is the first cellular enabled BG meter: http://kkot.ch/telcare

Paparatie- That looks great. FDA in USA will never approve that because from what I can see it will not work as a standalone meter.
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