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LifeScan launches mobile-savvy OneTouch VerioSync glucose meter
January 14th, 2014
MILPITAS, Calif. – LifeScan Inc. has rolled out the new OneTouch VerioSync blood glucose meter, which leverages Bluetooth technology to enable people with diabetes to wirelessly send blood sugar test results to mobile devices via the OneTouch Reveal mobile application.
LifeScan OneTouch VerioSync blood glucose meter with OneTouch Reveal mobile app.
The company said Monday that the OneTouch VerioSync and OneTouch Reveal mobile app work with Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 4.3, 5, 6 or 7.
The meter has an introductory promotional price of $19.99 and is available now at the OneTouch online store (ShopOneTouch.com). It will also be available at Walgreens.com, CVS.com, RiteAid.com and Walmart.com. The OneTouch Reveal app is available as a free download from the Apple App Store.
From the OneTouch Reveal app's Summary Screen, users can see 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.
Users 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.
In addition, the OneTouch Reveal app's data-sharing feature allows key data to be shared with health care professionals, caregivers or family members via text or e-mail.
The meter uses OneTouch Verio Test Strips, which LifeScan said are covered by Medicare Part B as well as by the lowest co-payment on the most health plans.
LifeScan noted that for the 26 million Americans with diabetes, regular blood sugar checks can play a critical role in detecting high and low blood sugar levels and adjusting therapy and lifestyle, in turn improving blood sugar control and preventing or delaying many complications.
"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," stated Jeremy Pettus, M.D., of the University of California at San Diego's 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 VerioSync can help lead to better self-management and more productive conversations with their health care professionals."
Other features of the OneTouch VerioSync and OneTouch Reveal app include a high/low glucose pattern alert, an illuminated screen and test strip port when a OneTouch Verio Test Strip is inserted, multiple meter use, storage of up to 500 test results, and a battery life of up to two weeks between charges (AC adapter or mini USB cable included).