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