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  1. Jeff
    Jeff September 21, 2010 at 4:32 am | | Reply

    I am so very excited about this. It’s almost exactly what I asked the Internet for on my weblog a couple weeks ago. Wow! That was fast.

  2. Anke Tröder
    Anke Tröder September 21, 2010 at 4:48 am | | Reply

    Thx for posting that so promptly. Might have missed it otherwise.

    And yes. KABLOOM!

    Hope they don’t mess it up.

  3. Lorraine
    Lorraine September 21, 2010 at 5:46 am | | Reply

    Absolutely brilliant!

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  5. steve
    steve September 21, 2010 at 6:40 am | | Reply

    I have a meter and a phone, and this is nothing more than that. Tuff to get excited about this “innovation”. Come on, isn’t everyone tired of these money milking advancements that provide no life improvements for the diabetic cash cows… us.

  6. Brent
    Brent September 21, 2010 at 6:49 am | | Reply

    This is a great idea, and with the integrated case, it’s really an elegant design. Now, get it to talk to CareLink and my daughter’s Revel, and we’re really talking.

    I will buy one of these on the first day they are approved and available to go with my daughter’s iPhone. Then I can hopefully see her BGs even though she’s away at college.

    Thanks Amy!

  7. Leighann of D-Mom Blog
    Leighann of D-Mom Blog September 21, 2010 at 7:07 am | | Reply

    Kabloom is right!

    I hope that one can create an account and that results from two different iPhones can be integrated together. This isn’t an issue so much for adult patients, but for parents of children with diabetes who may be testing with two different phones.

    As a stand alone, the placement of the test strip seems a little akward, but when connected to the iPhone it makes sense.

    I assume that when used alone, it uploads data to the iPhone once it’s connected. I also assume that you can e-mail the results, hopefully in a usable file format (maybe excel).

    To reply to Steve in the comments above, here’s the deal: we are a Mac family (2 iPhones, 1 Touch, 1 iMac, 1 MacBook). One of the biggest hurtles for us is getting data off of glucose meters and onto a computer in a meaningful way…and I don’t mean writing it down in logbooks with paper and pen and typing it bleary-eyed into excel like I do now. Integration of blood glucose meters (and hopefully pumps) with Macs would simplify diabetes care for Mac users.

    Amy, I definitely want to give this a try. (Then the question will be insurance coverage and of course I like using the meter connected to the OmniPod PDM, but those are other issues.)

  8. Cary
    Cary September 21, 2010 at 8:39 am | | Reply

    Another gimmicky device.

    There is bluetooth on these mobiles. Use it. It’s there for a reason.

  9. Auntly H
    Auntly H September 21, 2010 at 9:07 am | | Reply

    Whoo hoo!

    Take note, J&J/Animas/OneTouch/Dexcom…. integration, please!!! I know you can fit all your software onto my iPhone. Let me wear a pump and carry my phone; it’ll be like I have nothing to drag around with me anymore. :)

    Leighann: Animas’ EZ Manager Max software works on the Mac now and is really good. It takes care of pump and meter downloads, but DexCom is in the dark ages, requiring Windows and Microsoft Word.

  10. Khürt L. Williams
    Khürt L. Williams September 21, 2010 at 9:48 am | | Reply

    I just wept for joy! This is awesome!

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  12. Anne Findlay
    Anne Findlay September 21, 2010 at 11:33 am | | Reply


  13. NancyD
    NancyD September 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm | | Reply

    This is an awesome idea! After all, you can do all kinds of tasks with a cell phone from sending emails to switching your house lights on when you’re out……why not have a blood glucose monitor?!?

    One of the more useful aspects me thinks :)

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  15. EliKen
    EliKen September 21, 2010 at 12:39 pm | | Reply

    I need to get my diabetic dad to get the iPhone first, but a very nice tool.

  16. Diabetic
    Diabetic September 21, 2010 at 5:26 pm | | Reply

    Finally the first Iphone app and accessory that makes sence… I cannot wait. I hope it really works! And they dont price it out of reach

  17. Hallie
    Hallie September 21, 2010 at 8:16 pm | | Reply

    I LOVE this! I love the opportunities for emailing HCP- or even between family members or between school and parent for CWD’s. I also like being able to view information quickly- I know we don’t upload the meter but once every few weeks/months. Of course, I do love being able to bolus using our Ping remote…. So that’s a downside. But maybe soon??? I would LOVE to try this for my daughter! I’ll be waiting in line (and hoping it’s not too expensive!!)

  18. Brent
    Brent September 22, 2010 at 3:27 am | | Reply

    It looks like this company is really going to make it happen.
    I’m truly excited about this. If it comes available in the Netherlands I’ll definitely be buying it.

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  20. Karen
    Karen September 22, 2010 at 7:52 am | | Reply

    I really can’t wait for the meter to be available!! To me, having a meter attached right to my iPhone would be awesome. One less thing to lug around, one less thing to keep track of, etc. And having my results go directly into a logging app is a huge time saver, IMO.

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  23. Nathaniel
    Nathaniel September 22, 2010 at 10:54 am | | Reply

    Now, if they can integrate that app with a wireless pump, diabetics will have exactly 0 extras to carry around with them! What a day that will be!!

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  26. Kaileen Gibbs
    Kaileen Gibbs September 23, 2010 at 6:21 am | | Reply

    All right, Animas: step up to the plate here. If you can come up with something like this that will work with the Ping, I will happily give my daughter my iPod Touch. Bonus points if it integrates with a CGM.

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  28. Jeff Tuttle
    Jeff Tuttle September 24, 2010 at 4:10 am | | Reply

    Great concept. Now it also needs to be available for the Android phones, at least as large a market as the iPhones.

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  30. Rob Pike
    Rob Pike September 24, 2010 at 11:33 pm | | Reply

    Fabulous idea. As Jeff says, this needs to be available on every type of media whether Android or iPhone

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  33. Ian
    Ian September 29, 2010 at 5:45 pm | | Reply

    It is good to finally see technology providing genuine benefits rather than just for leisure. These advancements can help so many.

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  35. Corinna
    Corinna October 9, 2010 at 12:22 pm | | Reply

    Why only on the iPhone? There are more Android phones out there than iPhones. Seems to me they’re going to miss a large segment of the market.

  36. Matt
    Matt October 14, 2010 at 2:43 pm | | Reply

    I don’t know if it is quite as slick as this one (which is pretty amazing), but I think there is already a BGM available that plugs into a blackberry. Anyone know anything about this?

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  38. Jim Brown
    Jim Brown October 17, 2010 at 8:20 am | | Reply

    That’s a very cool product! A lot of companies have iPhone apps to do several diabetes tasks too. I was looking at one of them (Pancreum – and really liked the few simple diabetes apps they have at the App Store.

  39. Frances
    Frances November 15, 2010 at 11:09 pm | | Reply

    I find this amusing. My husband, a Type 1 since age 13, STILL uses his Handspring PDA with a FreeStyle Tracker. Get this, it was introduced 8 years ago – it’s a meter that plugs into a PDA! How… retro? And it still works great. And we’ve wondered ever since why PDAs don’t offer plug-in devices. He still uses his Handspring as a phone, meter, GPS device, and camera. Seriously. you can view images of it at Too bad Handspring went under, oh, about 7 years ago. They were clearly ahead of their times.

  40. Bill
    Bill February 8, 2011 at 9:17 am | | Reply

    Hopefully they will make this for othersmatphone lke a Droid x. iPhones are notthe only game in town.

  41. patty
    patty June 20, 2011 at 9:30 am | | Reply

    Maybe I’m not understanding this concept? Really, what benefit add does a person have to gain by track’g their blood glucose into their phones? Another device to manage besides your pump, cgms, injections, etc? Really, doesn’t it matter what your A1C’s say in the end? What would be ideal is that one device that is talks to a reciever (phone or other), of which is mobile, compatible with MAC or PC. That device is a pump, cgms and a blood glucose reader. Why would anyone spend more money on this item? Until then, if you truly want something that will record all your readings and is compatible to MAC and PC’s, then I suggest the Bayer USB Meter.

  42. Jim Stalder
    Jim Stalder September 20, 2011 at 6:42 pm | | Reply

    @patty This would be fantastic for parents that want to monitor their child’s BG readings when they are at camp, school, sports, a friend’s house, etc. Imagine getting a SMS message that your child is at 40 when they test themselves before going to bed at a sleepover — or being able to sleep peacefully yourself because they were 120. Integration with the iPhone (or other phone) would be simply awesome.

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  45. bernasia
    bernasia April 6, 2012 at 9:34 pm | | Reply

    Love the idea!! One question though, where is the lancet device located? If it is not integrated into the iBGStar, then it sort of defies the whole point of not having to lug around any extra equipment. Does anyone know the answer to this?

  46. Stacey
    Stacey April 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm | | Reply

    I just got one today. We’re in Canada. There is a small case that the strips and lancets can be carried with a place for the meter. It is the size of my pinky finger. Too cool!

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