Testing Your Blood Sugar with Your iPhone

Can iPhones be used to test blood sugar for diabetics? Over 18 million Americans have diabetes, and they all live with the painful, often thrice-daily process of using needles to check blood sugar. The process is clunky and uncomfortable — and dangerous due to potential errors.** ****Sanofi-Aventis** just unveiled the **iBGStar**: a stand alone blood glucose monitor that can plug directly into your iPhone and iPod Touch. The device, which builds upon the existing diabetes-tracking technology WaveSense allow diabetics to test their blood sugar levels on the go, record notes, and send information to their healthcare providers via a free iPhone App. Could this be the beginning of mobile diabetes monitoring?

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Sanofi-Aventis** **is a multinational pharmaceutical company, the world’s fourth-largest by prescription sales,headquartered in Paris, France. It engages in the research and development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceutical products for sale principally in 7 major therapeutic areas:cardiovascular, central nervous system, diabetes, internal medicine, oncology, thrombosis and vaccines.