21 SEP

BGStar Blood Glucose Monitoring Accessory and App Coming Soon to iPhone

by Marianne Schultz
 

iPhone and iPod touch users with diabetes will soon have an accessory and companion app that will help them monitor blood glucose levels. Sanofi-aventis, a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in France, has announced (via Diabetes Mine) its upcoming BGStar glucose monitoring accessory that will plug into the dock connector of an iPhone or iPod touch. The companion iBGStar Diabetes Manager app will offer management of data obtained through the accessory.

The ultra-compact BGStarTM can be plugged into an iPhone® or iPod touch® and displays results on a full-color, touch screen. It can also be used separately for on-the-go testing. The specially-designed and simple iBGStarTM Diabetes Manager App will allow data to be easily managed and communicated to healthcare professionals.

Image courtesy of Diabetes Mine

The company’s product page offers additional information on the plug-in accessory and accompanying app:

  • Samples are analysed using Dynamic Electrochemistry® – an intelligent technology for results you can trust.
  • The iBGStar™ is an innovative blood glucose meter with a compact, stylish body that can be used on its own or connected to an Apple iPhone® or iPod® touch to easily display, manage and communicate your diabetes information.
  • You will be prompted to automatically download the iBGStar™ Diabetes Manager App (available soon on the App Store℠) the first time the iBGStar™ is connected to your iPhone.
  • Your iBGStar™ will automatically sync data each time it is connected to an iPhone® or iPod touch® and the iBGStar™ Diabetes Manager App is launched.
  • The iBGStar™ Diabetes Manager App (available soon on the App Store℠) helps you keep track of blood glucose, carbs intake and insulin dose, with even more to come to manage your diabetes in ‘real time’ and on the go.

The BGStar accessory and iBGStar app will be available in early 2011. Pricing has not yet been announced though the BGStar module is expected to cost around $80, according to Diabetes Mine.

There are currently a number of apps available for diabetics to help track and monitor blood glucose levels, though none offer an iPhone-specific accessory for direct blood glucose level measurement. A few of the most highly-rated of these apps are as follows:

  • Medical

    Diabetes App - blood sugar...

    Last Changed:
    12 months ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (340)
    Version:
    1.5.1
    iOS Universal

    Blood sugar control is often the central theme when it comes to diabetes management. Diabetes Buddy is built to help you manage your diabetes by – √Tracking the factors that influence your blood...

  • Healthcare & Fitness

    DiabetesPlus

    Last Changed:
    13 months ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (6)
    Version:
    2.6
    iOS iPhone

    Developed by diabetics for diabetics. DiabetesPlus lets you administer your readings on your device and saves time by enabling you to send the data directly to your doctor. You are also able to print...

  • $1199Buy Now
    Healthcare & Fitness

    Diabetes Pilot

    Last Changed:
    13 months ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (34)
    Version:
    5.4.0
    iOS iPhone

    Diabetes Pilot is the premier tool for managing diabetes on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Developed by professionals, backed by an established company, and designed and supported by people with diabetes...

  • Healthcare & Fitness

    Diabetes Diary

    Last Changed:
    21 months ago
    Rating:
    3.50 (41)
    Version:
    1.8.7
    iOS iPhone

    Diabetes Diary allows diabetics to record glucose readings, insulin doses and carbohydrate intake, supporting both mmol/L and mg/dL units for glucose readings and a fully customisable list of insulin...

  • Healthcare & Fitness

    WaveSense Diabetes Manager

    Last Changed:
    63 months ago
    Rating:
    3.50 (428)
    Version:
    1.3
    iOS iPhone

    Check our new AgaMatrix Health manager app! Search for "AgaMatrix" in the App Store. Do you want to track your glucose results, carb intake, and insulin doses? The WaveSense...

7 Comments

  1. Nicholas edwards

    I’ve downloaded the app for my phone and was very disappointed to find out that the plug in machine was not available in the uk. The app is excellent and the GUI is easy to use. but until it is released everywhere else it’s just another diabetes app

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