iBGStar meter now on sale at Walgreens and Apple

I expect that this meter will be very popular, as it will allow people with diabetes to automatically record their glucose values on their iPhones, eliminating the arduous task of manual entry.  I would love to hear from patients who are planning on using one or have already tried one about their experiences with them.

They will be sold not only at Walgreens but also the Apple store, which is proof about the growing and profound connection between consumer technology and healthcare.  People want their healthcare devices to be designed just as elegantly as they want their smartphone or laptop or speakers designed.  I’m hopeful that the days of unusable, obtuse healthcare devices will soon be behind us.

See here for story from mobihealthnews and here is a review of the meter from a person with diabetes who writes a blog named “DiabeticallyYours.”

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About Aaron Neinstein, MD
I'm an Assistant Professor in Endocrinology and Director of Clinical Informatics at the University of California, San Francisco.

2 Responses to iBGStar meter now on sale at Walgreens and Apple

  1. Reblogged this on DiabeticallyYours and commented:
    I’m glad Dr Aaron Neinstein liked my review enough to post a link to it! Thank you!

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  2. Russ Cucina says:

    Making the glucometer in to a programmable platform like this opens up the entire world of design possibilities for how the data are presented, including using motivational and persuasive methods. Take a look at the work of BJ Fogg (http://www.bjfogg.com/) who studies technology and behavior self-modification at Stanford.

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