June 11, 2015
More than 70 percent of Walgreens Balance Rewards members participating in the healthy choices program with a connected device were still active in the program a year later, according to Walgreens. The retail pharmacy released data from a series of studies the company conducted in 2014, showing that their rewards program increased adherence to hypertension and diabetes medications.
June 10, 2015
Some 58 percent of people with diabetes want to use technology to track their diets, according to an online survey of 2,535 American adults, conducted by Telcare through SurveyMonkey. Of those surveyed, 16 percent had diabetes, 61 percent knew someone living with diabetes, and 21 percent cared for someone with diabetes.
Respondents living with diabetes were also two times more likely to connect ...
March 11, 2015
Austria-based diabetes app company mySugr has raised $4.8 million from Roche Ventures and iSeed Ventures. Existing investor XLHealth also contributed to the round, which will help mySugr scale up its user base in the US and other other countries. iSeed Ventures is a new fund that has only made a half dozen investments so far, and it is led by former iHealth Lab head Adam Lin.
MySugr offers a...
December 19, 2014
Apple's newest software update, iOS 8.2, will bring back HealthKit's blood glucose tracking feature, according to a report from 9to5mac.
The feature was removed from Health in October because the app only offered one unit of measurement for blood glucose, mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter), even though many countries use another measure, mmol/L (millimoles per liter).
“If you measure your blood...
October 21, 2014
For the second time since it announced its HealthKit plans, Apple has made a mistake related to blood glucose measurement units. Last week the company pulled the glucose tracking feature out of its Health app for users in some countries where glucose is tracked in millimoles per liter (mmol/L) and not milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) like they are in the US.
"If you measure your blood glucose...
July 21, 2011
Credit: Heather Clark and Matt Dubach
Technology that allows sodium and blood oxygen levels to be monitored with an iPhone via a nanosensor "tattoo" is currently being developed, reports Technology Review. A team at Northeastern University's Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences lead by professor Heather Clark is working on the project, who recently presented her work recently at the BioMeds...