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WSJ: Beam Diabetes Data to Your Phone

You’ll still need to prick your finger but your data goes straight to your doctor and your phone app tracks your glucose over time – great for anxious family members who want to follow your health from afar.

WSJ:  Updated Dec. 11, 2013 11:32 p.m. ET

I’ve been reviewing two diabetes meters that aim to change that. Both are able to instantly send results to a smartphone over a Bluetooth wireless connection. Each offers an app that collects and analyzes the readings, and gives a picture of how their users are doing over time. Both apps can also send reports from the phone to a doctor or other person.

One is the iHealth Wireless Smart Gluco-Monitoring System, and comes from a company of the same name that also makes other products that aim to provide a collection of digital sensors for health measurement. It’s more of a tech company than a standard medical-device company.

The other is the OneTouch VerioSync Meter and comes from 
LifeScan Inc., a Johnson & Johnson JNJ +0.02% company that is a leader in the glucose-monitoring business.

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