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Manage Your Diabetes with these iPhone Glucose Meters

posted by on July 10, 2012 in Health and Home, Phones and Mobile, Mobile Apps, iPhone/iPad Apps, Health & Fitness, Guides & Reviews :: 1 comment

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The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reports that in 2010, 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people over 20, bringing the total number of people with diabetes to 25.8 million.

An important part of managing this disease requires taking blood glucose readings and noting rising or falling levels throughout the day. That used to mean manually logging the numbers into a journal or glucose tracking app or downloading them to a computer. Now there are glucose monitors that will transmit their readings to your iPhone or iPod touch.


Glooko MeterSync Cable and IR AdapterGlooko MeterSync Cable

With a Glooko MeterSync Cable ($39.95 on and app (free in iTunes), you can easily download your readings to your iPhone or iPod touch. The app lets you add notes about food card values, insulin and exercise, and add meal tags to your readings so you can see what’s impacting your glucose levels. Ypu can view levels over time or by time of day and share your log with your doctor video email or fax. You can also download the data to your computer in spreadsheet format. Compatible with select Bayer, FreeStyle, OneTouch and Accu-Check models (Accu-check meters require a Glooko IR Adapter for $14.95 on


iBGStariBGStar Blood Glucose Monitoring System

The sleek little iBGStar Blood Glucose Monitoring System ($99.95 on attaches to your iPhone or iPod touch so you’ll never leave it behind. When detached, the iBGStar can take readings and hold up to 300 results. The companion iBGStar Diabetes Manager (free in iTunes) automatically syncs your readings when the monitoring system is attached or you take a new reading. You can then tag readings with information about meals, carbs, insulin and exercise. You can also add readings manually, receive alerts when you blood sugar levels are out of normal range and view trend charts, average results and logbook entries.

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None for Android system?

From Vicky Bowlin on July 10, 2012 :: 7:15 pm

Boooo.  You can get help with Android anywhere unlike an Apple product.


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