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.