Sanofi’s iBGStar Glucose Meter Available in the U.S.

May 02, 2012

Sanofi US has announced that the iBGStar Blood Glucose Monitoring System, consisting of the iBGStar blood glucose meter and iBGStar Diabetes Manager App, is commercially available in the U.S. iBGStar is an FDA approved blood glucose meter that directly connects to the iPhone and iPod touch. iBGStar is available  for purchase at Apple Retail Stores and all Walgreens stores nationwide, online at Apple.comWalgreens.com and through Diabetic Care Services.

iBGStar with iPhoneThe iBGStar can be used either plugged in to an iPhone or iPod touch or independantly. When iBGStar is directly connected to an iPhone or iPod touch and used with the iBGStar Diabetes Manager App, blood glucose results are presented on the Multi-Touch display quickly after monitoring. When used independently results can be synchronized later to an iPhone or iPod touch.

 

The iBGStar Diabetes Manager App has a range of features and multiple views for analyzing glucose patterns on-the-go. Visual graphs and statistics can help people record and track their readings, carbohydrate intake, insulin doses (if taking insulin) and more. Color-coded scorecards show individual monitoring results for easy identification of high or low blood glucose levels. A ‘share’ function allows specific data to be sent via e-mail to caregivers and/or healthcare teams. The iBGStar Diabetes Manager App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore.

In March 2010, Sanofi and AgaMatrix signed an agreement for the development, supply and commercialization of Blood Glucose Monitoring solutions. iBGStar® is a result of this agreement.


iBGStar received the Good Design™ Award in 2011 for outstanding product design in the medical category from the Chicago Athenaeum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Additionally, iBGStar received the red dot design award in 2011 for outstanding product design in the life science and medicine category. The red dot design award is one of the most renowned international design competitions, with almost 14,000 entries from 68 countries in 2010 alone. Winners are considered to be the best design in the industry worldwide. 

 

Comments (3)

  1. Jen at

    Great! When will it be available in Australia?

  2. kathy at

    When will it be available in Droids?

  3. Mike at

    I picked this up the other day.  Some quick impressions. I will be using the meter with my iPhone 4s.
    Box comes with :
    -meter-case-10 strips-lancet device (won’t use it as I use the Accu-Chek Fast Clix)-control solution-usb cable to charge the meter-wall plug to charge if you don’t have a USB port handy
    Impressions – this thing is SMALL. It’s by far the smallest meter I’ve ever seen or used. Keep in mind, the meter does not need to be plugged into an iPhone or iPod touch to be used. If you take a bunch of readings without it plugged in, the next time you plug in it automatically syncs your readings with the app on your iPhone. The strips that come with it don’t need a ton of blood and the strips sucks the blood in like other strips on the market (I’ve been using my integrated FreeStyle Meter with my Omnipod PDM for a while now).
    It’s very cool to use your iPhone as a Blood Sugar “hub” of sorts. I think the App is pretty useful and will help me to look at trends etc.
    So far so good.
     

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