Mobile health has come a long way since the start of 2009 when Apple demonstrated on-stage at its World Wide Developer Conference how blood pressure monitors and blood glucose meters could connect to the iPhone 3G via cables or Bluetooth. That means glucose data from the Bluetooth-enabled OneTouch VerioSync meter can now be shared with other diabetes and health apps on the iPhone automatically in the background. Each time I tested my blood sugar, I’d pull the spreadsheet out of the laminate cover, record the number, make any necessary notes in the tiniest handwriting, and slip it back in its protective cover until the next time I tested. Unfortunately, many glucose meters are fairly low-tech — a far cry from modern devices. While it might not be as futuristic-appearing as some other less recognizable glucometers, the design team at LifeScan did a good job balancing familiarity with modern aesthetics. In my case my wireless mouse receiver. However, when I first laid eyes on the black packaging that stood out from all of its boring competitors, I got the sense that this might be a different experience.
Sanofi’s Shawna Gvazdauskas, Brian Dolan of mobile health news, me, Emily Coles, Laura Kolodjeski, Sanofi Senior Manager, Patient solutions, Allison Blass of DiabetesMine, Kim Vlasnik of Texting My Pancreas.com, Kerri Sparling of SixUntilMe.com, Adam Brown and Kelly Close of Close Concerns, blogger Leighann Calentine and analyst David Kliff of Diabetic