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Blood Glucose Meter Sends Results Wirelessly To iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch®

January 27, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Diabetes Week -- People living with diabetes can now check, manage and share their blood sugar results as conveniently as they check everything else in their lives - wirelessly, on their iPhone(®), iPad(® )or iPod touch(®). Available now, the new OneTouch(®) Verio(®)Sync Meter from LifeScan, Inc. uses Bluetooth(®) technology to wirelessly send blood sugar test results to these devices using the OneTouch(®) Reveal™ mobile app (see also LifeScan).

>From the OneTouch(®) Reveal™ mobile app's Summary Screen, users can see their key information at a glance, including color-coded bar graphs showing the percentage of results within, above and below their personalized target ranges and 14-day averages of blood sugar readings. Individuals can also access a color-coded electronic logbook that automatically displays test results over a two-week period, as well as other features that allow them to enter and view information about carbohydrates consumed, physical activity and medication. And with the OneTouch(®) Reveal™ mobile app's data sharing feature, key information can be shared with healthcare professionals, caregivers or family members via text or email.

"When you consider how many of us rely on our smartphones on a daily basis, managing chronic illnesses such as diabetes is a promising area for mobile health applications," said Jeremy Pettus, MD, UCSD Department of Endocrinology. "It's exciting to see true wireless communication brought to blood glucose monitoring. By helping patients to easily access, understand and share their blood sugar data via their iPhones, a system like the OneTouch(®) Verio(®)Sync can help lead to better self-management and more productive conversations with their healthcare professionals."

For the 26 million Americans living with diabetes, regular blood sugar monitoring can play a key role in helping to detect high and low blood sugar levels and make therapy and lifestyle adjustments. Improved blood sugar control has been shown to prevent or delay many complications.

Keywords for this news article include: Diabetes, LifeScan.

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Source: Diabetes Week

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