As a follow-up to a technology blog I wrote wrote about a year ago, Positive ID Corporation has now received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its wireless glucose management product called iglucose.
This is how it works. You take your blood sugar with a glucose meter that supports the technology. Once you place the meter in accompanying cradle, it automatically transmits your glucose reading to a diabetes management Web portal. No downloading, dialing, computer or software is needed. At the portal you can track your glucose levels and even permit access to your data to family members and your diabetes healthcare team. The data is transmitted via cellular networks and does not require a data plan.
Glucose meters that currently support the technology of the iglucose include Johnson & Johnson's LifeScan OneTouch and Nipro Diagnostic's True products. PositiveID is actively seeking additional partners. The company is targeting iglucose to health insurers and home health providers.
Does this technology appeal to you? If so, what do you find most appealing? If not, why does it not appeal to you? Post your comments below.
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