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  1. Jasmine
    Jasmine December 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm | | Reply

    Sooo…..does this mean we can get insurance companies to cover iPhones? Not meaning to be too snarky….I guess that’s just my smart phone envy talking :)

    1. Shane Reaume
      Shane Reaume December 20, 2011 at 3:21 pm | | Reply

      Nice, I would love to get one of these guys through insurance. ;-)

  2. Erica
    Erica December 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm | | Reply

    I am SO excited for this!

  3. Lauren
    Lauren December 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm | | Reply


  4. Cary
    Cary December 7, 2011 at 4:46 pm | | Reply

    My original thought process still holds true: why are these not WIRELESS devices. Bluetooth anyone?

    It’s not 1999 anymore. I could play Pong wirelessly on my Palm V back then via IR.

  5. Melissa
    Melissa December 8, 2011 at 7:03 am | | Reply

    CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!

  6. Michael
    Michael December 8, 2011 at 8:24 am | | Reply

    Now we need an app that replaces the pump, and provides continuous glucous monoitoring.

    1. Dennis
      Dennis December 16, 2011 at 7:47 pm | | Reply

      Now we need an app that replaces the pump, and provides continuous glucous monoitoring.

      and put the Strip makers out of business..

    2. Shane Reaume
      Shane Reaume December 20, 2011 at 3:24 pm | | Reply

      Interesting, the only thing is with so much “under the hood” of our phone they will start charging us $20,000 for one and set us up with routine checks every three months for $60. Then force us to have insurance on the device…

      1. Khürt Williams
        Khürt Williams December 21, 2011 at 8:12 am | | Reply

        Why such a pessimistic view? They (whoever they are) won’t start charing us $20,000 for a phone because you and I both no that does not lead to financial success. There are other options.

        1. Shane Reaume
          Shane Reaume December 21, 2011 at 6:04 pm |

          I was kidding man, actually a complement at how advanced the devices have become. It always is in the interest of a product to be in reach of the buyers.

  7. Steve
    Steve December 8, 2011 at 11:26 am | | Reply

    Indeed cool. Remember though that this was done back in the day by Therasense with Freestyle Tracker module in a Handspring PDA. Just before it’s time and before the advent of apps.

  8. Meri
    Meri December 8, 2011 at 8:57 pm | | Reply

    My 14 year old has and iphone and I can just see him getting all kinds of excited about this. Anything that makes diabetes exciting is worth its weight in gold in my book!

  9. Bernard Farrell
    Bernard Farrell December 9, 2011 at 6:20 am | | Reply

    I played with one of these a while ago. AgaMatrix has done an excellent job with styling and integration. I’m so glad it’s finally on the market. Now I’m waiting for an Android version.

    Amy, what type of AgaMatrix test strips does the iBGStar use? Hopefully the Jazz strips, they’ve worked really well for me so far.

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  11. Sandi
    Sandi December 10, 2011 at 8:22 pm | | Reply

    Very cool, but I’d rather have my existing Dex and pump meter/remote send data to my smartphone.

  12. Doug
    Doug December 12, 2011 at 6:25 am | | Reply

    the best part of this for me is that it looks like the FDA is no longer frozen and is reviewing and approving some devices for us. Like the previous posters I would make sense to me to simply use Bluetooth to send the data to the phone. Basically an APP – but who will develop said app if its not linked to the revenue from required new fancy strips ?

  13. Dana
    Dana December 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm | | Reply

    Wahoo! I’ve been waiting for this day. I just got the announcement this morning from iBGStar and was just about to send it your way, Amy. I see you’re already in the know.

    Curious about the price point. I’ve offered to be a beta site. ; ~ )

  14. Khurt Williams
    Khurt Williams December 17, 2011 at 6:37 am | | Reply

    I have to say, I have not been this excited since I got my iPhone 4 last year. This is great news! Finally diabetes devices are entering a modern age.

  15. John
    John December 22, 2011 at 8:19 am | | Reply

    I don’t really get why this is considered “groundbreaking” or “a new era.” There’s really nothing different about this. I’m still pricking my fingers 10 times a day. The readings are just being transmitted to a different hand held device. I don’t mean to be overly negative but I thought it was some kind of no-prick testing device at first, so I was just a little underwhelmed when I realized what it was.

    1. Khürt Williams
      Khürt Williams January 6, 2012 at 1:18 pm | | Reply

      Because the readings are being pulled into the iPhone where they can be shared, analysed, charted etc. instead of just sitting on a piece of crap device that was cutting edge about 20 years ago.

  16. Una Alderman
    Una Alderman December 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm | | Reply

    OOOOO yes thank you thank you

  17. Terry Keelan
    Terry Keelan January 10, 2012 at 7:49 pm | | Reply

    Nice that the FDA is approving wireless devices, but this one is not for me. I already have a meter that transmits data to my pump. This won’t do that. Using this good looking device takes me one step away from full integration of my devices. Not the direction I want to go.

    When the iPump arrives, I’ll be camping out.

  18. John
    John January 21, 2012 at 4:45 am | | Reply

    While this is a great breakthrough I am still waiting for a device that integrates insulin delivery into the iphone. I currently use a BG monitor that also delivers insulin wirelessly through my pump. Add this technology and we truly have something great. One day at the lunch table I was delivering insulin via my monitor and I was asked if I was checking emails. If that integration is ever developed we would have something to rave about.

    1. Khürt Williams
      Khürt Williams January 22, 2012 at 1:35 pm | | Reply

      I doubt cell phone manufacturers want to wait 5 years for approvals each time they update the system firmware of create a new design. Apple is a consumer electronics company, not a medical devices company.

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