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...
September 3, 2014
Sanofi Diabetes, a division of Sanofi-Aventis, has launched a new mobile game for iOS and Android phones in the United Kingdom. The game, called Mission T1D, is meant to be educational, to teach children as well as their parents, caregivers, and friends about Type 1 diabetes.
"Children with diabetes and their families face many challenges in their daily lives as they care for a very complex life-...
July 2, 2014
Apple periodically updates its app store with lists of apps for particular groups of people. Even as the new iOS 8, with a built in Health app, goes into beta, Apple has added a new list: "Apple's Apps for Diabetics." According to the CDC's 2011 fact sheet, diabetes affects 25.8 million people, or 8.3 percent of the US population.
The apps on Apple's list aren't all from the US, and they don't...
April 10, 2014
Israel-based LabStyle Innovations, maker of a smartphone-connected glucometer called Dario, partnered with nutrition app maker FatSecret.
Dario is a small glucose meter that syncs with a companion app. It works with Apple iPhone 5, iPads and iPods and Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Tab. The app includes a nutrition guide, logbook, insulin calculator and monitoring system. A data...
January 10, 2014
Baltimore, Maryland-based WellDoc, one of the earliest and best known mobile health companies focused on diabetes management, has landed a $20 million round of investment that includes contributions from Merck Global Health Innovation Fund and Windham Venture Partners. The announcement marks WellDoc's first round of institutional money -- the company has long relied on angel investors and debt...
October 29, 2013
Diabetes tracking company Glooko, which offers a cloud-based logbook app and a cable that connects the iPhone to commercially available blood glucose monitors, has launched -- and received FDA 510(k) clearance for -- a new app and cable for Android phones.
Glooko's new app will connect to the same cloud-based web dashboard as the company's iPhone app. That platform was FDA cleared in May and...
August 15, 2013
Smartphones have gotten good enough to provide nearly continuous, closed-loop, outpatient control of blood sugar in people with diabetes, according to a recently published study.
"We showed that it is possible. Frankly, there were voices saying that it was not possible," corresponding author Boris Kovatchev, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Diabetes Technology, tells...
June 11, 2013
Starting next month Medicare patients with diabetes who receive their diabetes testing supplies via mail order may or may not notice any changes, but after negotiating prices down, CMS is set to start paying the mail order diabetes supply companies about 20 cents per strip beginning July 1. Glooko CEO Rick Altinger told MobiHealthNews in an interview this week that the change is actually welcome...
May 8, 2013
Last month the US Food and Drug Administration gave three medical devices 510(k) Class II clearances that aim to help people with diabetes better manage their condition via glucose meters that connect to apps on smartphones and tablet devices.
Palo Alto, California-based Glooko received its second 510(k) clearance for glucose monitoring logbook app and cable that connects various off-the-shelf...
March 12, 2013
After almost exactly four years, Johnson & Johnson company LifeScan has announced the launch of a Bluetooth-enabled glucose meter and companion iPhone app similar to the one the company showed off on-stage at an Apple World Wide Developer's Conference in 2009 for the launch of iPhone 3.0. As MobiHealthNews exclusively reported following the Apple presentation, the LifeScan demonstration was...