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Sanofi launches glucose meter for iPhone, iPod
May 2nd, 2012
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – Sanofi has announced the U.S. launch of the iBGStar Blood Glucose Monitoring System, which the company said is the first Food and Drug Administration-approved blood glucose meter that connects directly to the Apple iPhone and iPod touch.
Sanofi said Wednesday that iBGStar, which consists of the iBGStar blood glucose meter and iBGStar Diabetes Manager App, is available for purchase at Walgreens drug stores and Apple Retail Stores nationwide, as well as online at Walgreens.com and Apple.com, and through the drug maker's Diabetic Care Services unit.
When iBGStar is connected to an iPhone or iPod touch and used with the iBGStar Diabetes Manager App, blood glucose results are presented on the Multi-Touch display quickly after monitoring. iBGStar can also be used independently to measure blood glucose levels, and results can be synchronized later to an iPhone or iPod touch. iBGStar and BGStar Blood Glucose Test Strips, which are used with iBGStar, are available at all Walgreens stores nationwide and online at Walgreens.com and through Diabetic Care Services.
"Sanofi is pleased to launch iBGStar, which expands our diabetes portfolio as we pursue comprehensive disease management offerings and further illustrates our commitment to developing innovative solutions that help improve the lives of people with diabetes," stated Dennis Urbaniak, vice president, head of U.S. diabetes, for Sanofi US. "The iBGStar Blood Glucose Monitoring System will help people living with diabetes check their blood sugar and communicate with their health care teams, using mobile technologies that have become central to so many people's lives."
The iBGStar Diabetes Manager App has a range of features and multiple views for analyzing glucose patterns on the go, according to Sanofi. Visual graphs and statistics can help people record and track their readings, carbohydrate intake, insulin doses and more. Color-coded scorecards show individual monitoring results for easy identification of high or low blood glucose levels. Also, a "share" function allows specific data to be sent via e-mail to caregivers and/or health care teams.