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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
November 21, 2013
Voxiva has released an iOS and Android app version of Care4life, its type 2 diabetes management text message program. In the app, users can set medication and appointment reminders, access recipes and nutrition tips, self-report and track blood glucose readings, and track weight and exercise goals. Additionally, the app sends users the same messages they would receive through the texting program...
November 13, 2013
A wireless shoe insert meant to help people manage diabetic peripheral neuropathy goes on sale Wednesday after some significant design changes from an earlier prototype delayed the release by nearly a year.
Orpyx Medical Technologies, of Calgary, Alberta, is introducing the SurroSense Rx system to U.S. customers only through its website, in men's sizes 5-13 and women's sizes 6-12. Early orders...
October 30, 2013
WellDoc's BlueStar system.
Baltimore, Maryland-based mobile health company WellDoc has developed a model that can predict hypoglycemic events in patients with Type 2 diabetes 91 percent of the time based on once-a-day patient blood glucose testing.
Predicting hypoglycemic events, a term for when people with diabetes are dangerously low blood sugar, up to 24 hours before they occur -- as...
October 21, 2013
Mobile health interventions developer Agile Health is moving beyond its roots in smoking cessation by releasing myAgileLife, a text messaging-based program to help people learn behavioral skills to manage type 2 diabetes.
myAgileLife, the first product Nashville, Tenn.-based Agile Health has commercialized on a messaging platform acquired last year from the University of Southern California,...
September 3, 2013
Baltimore, Maryland-based mobile health company WellDoc announced a new board of directors this week to help the company further commercialize its recently launched BlueStar product. The new board members include two just retired PricewaterhouseCoopers executives and a Washington insider. Up until now WellDoc's board has largely consisted of the company's own management team, but the new board...