Australians living with diabetes will now be able to use their iPhone to measure their blood glucose. Type 1 and Type 2 patients have to check their blood glucose levels around 6 times per day, so this device has huge potential benefits. Leading healthcare company Sanofi has launched the iPhone connected device, iBGStar in Australia today.
iBGStar allows Australians living with diabetes to track their blood glucose at home, work, or on-the-go with a simple attachment to their iPhone and a dedicated app. The device connects to the 30-pin dock connector to track, monitor, report and share their results right from the phone. It also works with the iPod touch.
Some of the features include:
- No strip coding required – simply insert the test strip to begin
- Only requires a small blood sample (0.5μL)
- 6-second average test time
- Allows data to be quickly and easily displayed and managed via the free Diabetes Manager App
- Stores up to 300 test results with the date and time on the standalone iBGStar meter
- Works as a stand-alone device thanks to its built-in OLED screen
To give you a scale of the problem trying to be solved here, 4% of Australians are estimated to have diabetes, which is around 898,000 people. In Australia over 87,000 people have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and almost 790,000 people have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Sanofi’s iBGStar is available for $99.00 RRP and can be purchased from pharmacies nationwide.
More info @ www.bgstar.com.au