Glooko rolls out mobile diabetes system in US

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Silicon Valley start-up Glooko finally has FDA clearance to sell its diabetes monitoring system in the U.S.

After launching in 2011, the company will now be distributing its products to both health care providers and patients, who can buy them right over the counter.

The system

The Glooko system involves four components:

  1. An app you can download to your smartphone
  2. A cable that connects your meter to your phone
  3. A synching process that allows your meter to upload data to your phone
  4. The ability to track, analyze and share your readings with your doctor

The system also includes access to a food database, to help patients log nutritional information, and patients can add notes to track carbs and insulin.

To help with the product launch, Glooko has hired a new CEO, Rick Altinger, former Intuit Health executive.

Availability

The products have been tested in both Europe and Asia, and the company hopes the diabetes system can help Americans who may have trouble keeping written records of diabetes readings or remembering numbers when visiting their doctors.

The cable supports 17 different glucose meters and is available on Amazon for $39.95.

Source: The Next Web

 
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