diabetes management

By Jonah Comstock July 27, 2015
HelpAround, the Israel-based startup that raised $550,000 last year to bring the sharing economy to diabetes care, has launched a new app, Alert, which uses HealthKit data in realtime to provide support to patients. The app imports glucose data from HealthKit and, when it detects a reading outside of a predetermined range, a popup gives the user a one-touch option to contact a predetermined list...
By Jonah Comstock June 4, 2015
New York City and Austin, Texas-based Informed Data Systems has raised $8 million for its One Drop mobile diabetes management platform. The round was led by RRE, with additional contributions from BoxGroup, Capital Factory, and existing investors LAUNCH fund and Neu Ventures. One Drop is a direct-to-consumer app for diabetes management, currently available on iOS and Apple Watch. It allows users...
By Aditi Pai April 13, 2015
A diabetes management app developed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is set to begin a pilot at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). The app, called Sugar, aims to help people with diabetes manage their weight and blood sugar level as well as assess the status of chronic foot ulcers. Patients can use the app, available on Android devices, to integrate data from their...
By Jonah Comstock April 7, 2015
Livongo Health, the diabetes management company launched last fall by former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, has raised $20 million in second-round funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and DFJ Venture contributed to the round, as did previous investor General Catalyst Partners. "With thousands of people now using Livongo for Diabetes, it's clear that the best way for people to...
By Jonah Comstock November 21, 2014
Atlanta-based rimidi is piloting its diabetes management and population health software Diabetes+Me in a 129-patient randomized control trial (RCT) with Heritage California ACO, a pioneer accountable care organization. The platform, which includes a mobile device-based patient engagement component, will be vetted for both its ability to lower A1C levels and for softer metrics like patient...
By Brian Dolan 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...
By Jonah Comstock September 24, 2014
Medtronic has developed a Bluetooth-enabled continuous glucose monitoring system for patients with diabetes, that will connect to an iOS app, Medtronic Global Program Marketing Manager Samantha Katz announced from the stage at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara, California. MobiHealthNews has learned that though the new system is not yet FDA cleared, it will start a "pivotal clinical trial" later this...
By Aditi Pai August 7, 2014
Dexcom Guide, the company's current education-only app Continuous glucose monitor maker Dexcom announced that it will partner with insulin pump maker Silicon Valley-based Asante Solutions so that users of Asante devices will be able to access that data from Dexcom's not-yet launched smartphone app. Dexcom already offers one app that helps people with diabetes watch training videos, read...
By Brian Dolan April 30, 2014
Three former Dexcom employees left the company last year to form a new venture, Glucovation, which is developing a direct-to-consumer, wearable device that continuously senses glucose for people trying to lose weight or improve their athletic performance. The Glucovation team is headed up by Dexcom's former senior technical director for R&D, Robert Boock, who was in charge of that company's...
By Jonah Comstock January 21, 2014
Only about 1.2 percent of people with diabetes who own a smartphone use a mobile application to manage their condition, according to a new report by Research2Guidance. That's a group of about 1.6 million users. However, the firm predicts that by 2018 that number will rise to 24 million users, or 7.8 percent of smartphone owners with diabetes. Correction: The original version of this lead said 1.2...