Sanofi’s iBGStar is positioned as the first blood glucose monitor to sync with the iPhone and iPod touch, and the first that allows users to input their own data and notes via a specially designed app. Costing c. €57 is available through the Boots chemist chain. Sanofi’s separate, standalone BGStar device is available for free from healthcare professionals.

Acting as an electronic log book, the iBGStar’s Diabetes Manager app allows users to input specific notations against the readings, such as carbohydrate intake, insulin use or other factors that may help interpret results. Information also can be shared via email with healthcare professionals and family members.

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