A slow road for glucose meter integration

By Brian Dolan
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Glucose Buddy iPhone app logoMYLEstone Health's Matt Tendler has a worthwhile column today over at Diabetes Health that describes the landscape for diabetes management tools on smartphones -- with a special emphasis on the iPhone. MYLEstone created the popular Glucose Buddy iPhone app.

mobihealthnews recently broke the news that Glucose Buddy had inked a deal with Roche to embed some of its diabetes management tools into the app. Read the entire interview here.

Here's a passage from Tendler's recent column over at Diabetes Health on the challenging road ahead for meter integration for smartphones:

"Unfortunately, the actual implementation of integrating a meter and the iPhone is a process filled with tribulations-mostly internal factors like budget reviews, business development, marketing, hiring of iPhone developers, legal counsel approval, and so on," Tendler writes. "Everything moves very slowly at the large corporate level. Plus, external factors such as FDA regulations provide extreme liability for a company at this level."

Read the entire column here.