By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Diabetes Week -- Biomedtrics, a Pleasanton, Calif.-based technology company, has introduced the ditto Glucose Data System comprising a Bluetooth device, an electronic logbook app and a secure web site. The ditto device communicates wirelessly with Bluetooth enabled devices, effectively getting blood glucose data from a meter and into a mobile device. An app receives the data and syncs with the mydittolife cloud-based secure website. People with diabetes are now able to electronically transmit, access and view their personal glucose data, saving time and gaining better insight and control of their health. The system gathers blood glucose test results and provides access, mobility and sharing of the data (see also Biomedtrics, Inc.).
Data transmission is accomplished via ditto, a small, portable device that utilizes wireless Bluetooth technology to automatically transmit blood glucose results directly from a broad menu of FDA-approved glucose meters to the free ditto Glucose Logbook Mobile App. The need for manual entry is eliminated. The test results are quickly, easily and wirelessly transmitted exactly as displayed on the glucose meter. Data is then available anytime and anywhere on a Bluetooth enabled mobile device and from the mydittolife secure website. Users may view immediate and historical data and share the results with their medical professionals, family members and others via e-mail or the mydittolife web portal.
"One of the largest patient generated data sets in the world is glucose monitoring, potentially hundreds of millions of data points per day," according to Biomedtrics' CEO Robert Englert. "Only a small fraction of this data is shared in a way that benefits the individual, their doctor, their family or the community in an efficient and meaningful way."
Diabetes is a growing health issue that affects hundreds of millions of people around the world. According to the American Diabetes Association about 1 in 12 people in the United States alone have diabetes and that number is growing every year. It is estimated that 79 million more suffer from a pre-diabetic condition.
Traditionally people with diabetes have tracked their blood glucose results with pen and paper or by manually inputting their results into a digital logbook. Both of these methods create a time-consuming inconvenience for people already having to deal with diabetes daily. Many skip the process altogether.
"I am impressed," said Dr. Chen-Yen Wang, PhD., ANP, CDE, Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii, Manoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene. "I would like to apply this device in patient education at their visits. I would like to do a pilot study to examine the effectiveness of the device in behavioral changes related to diabetes self-management in patients with elevated HbA1c."
Keywords for this news article include: Diabetes, Technology, Biomedtrics Inc., Clinical Trials and Studies.
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