The 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.