The iBGStar blood glucose monitor by Sanofi for iPhone and iPod touch has now gained FDA (Food and Drug Administration) clearance and is available for sale in the United States. The iBGStar was first talked about way back in 2010 and it has taken nearly two years for it to become commercially available in the US.
Sanofi US announced today that the iBGStar Blood Glucose Monitoring System, consisting of the iBGStar blood glucose meter and iBGStar Diabetes Manager App, is commercially available in the U.S. iBGStar is the first Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared blood glucose meter that directly connects to the iPhone and iPod touch, offering accurate blood glucose monitoring that seamlessly integrates into the lives of people with diabetes. iBGStar is available for purchase at Apple Retail Stores and all Walgreens stores nationwide, online at Apple.com, Walgreens.com and through Diabetic Care Services.
The iBGStar 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 is available from the App Store. The iBGStar has been available in the UK since March this year and now it is also available in the US too. The iBGStar costs $99.95 from the Apple Store and is compatible with the 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation iPod Touch as well as the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S.