A new blood glucose meter has been developed that can be used with the brand new iPhone 7.
Dario Health’s new Dario Blood Glucose Monitoring System uses the Lightning connector of the iPhone 7. Earlier this week, Apple announced that they had removed the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, which previous models of the Dario glucose meter use. People wishing to use the Dario meter with an iPhone 7 will therefore be able to with Dario’s updated meter.
The blood glucose meter has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and additional regulatory agencies in Europen, Canada and Australia.
According to Dario Health, it “is a personalized, pocket-sized, all-in-one digital glucose meter coupled with a mobile app to manage diabetes quickly, efficiently and accurately”.
Once the meter is connected to your smartphone and the app is opened, diabetes patients insert a strip into the meter and add a drop of blood. The iPhone 7 then displays the blood glucose levels on the screen.
The app automatically logs blood glucose levels, which can be shared in real time with caregivers and healthcare professionals. Additionally, there are logs for food, emotions and environments to provide a wide-ranging analysis of a user’s health.
Erez Raphael, Dario Health’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are committed to providing an accurate, extraordinary product that can be discreetly tucked away in a backpack, pocket, or purse.
“This is important to our users and therefore, the updated meter compatible with the iPhone 7 will be the same size as our current meter and fit into the same all-in-one carrying device.”
Currently, it is expected that the Dario Blood Glucose Monitoring System will be released in early 2017, and will cost $39.99 (£30.00), including testing strips and lancets.
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