{Diabetes} iBGStar Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

by Leighann on December 7, 2011

Mac-compatibility remains an issue for many of us trying to manage diabetes.

What I would really like is for the Abbott CoPilot software to be Mac-compatible. I’m happy with the FreeStyle strips and meters because they are very easy for Q to use, just incredibly unhappy that I can’t get the data off the meter!

I thought you might find this press release interesting. iBGStar has received FDA clearance.

iBGStar Blood Glucose Meter

iBGStar™ Blood Glucose Monitoring System Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance

(Here’s a portion of the press release:)

December 7, 2011 – Sanofi U.S., together with its partner AgaMatrix, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) premarket clearance for the iBGStar™ Blood Glucose Monitoring System, the first and only FDA cleared blood glucose meter that directly connects to the Apple® iPhone® and iPod touch®, seamlessly integrating accurate blood glucose monitoring into the lifestyles of people with diabetes. The iBGStar™ is already available in Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Italy.

The compact iBGStar™ glucose meter, when plugged directly into the iPhone® or iPod® touch, quickly displays results immediately after testing on the full-color touch screen via the iBGStar™ Diabetes Manager App. iBGStar™ also can be used alone to measure blood glucose levels and results can be synchronized to an iPhone® or iPod® touch at a later time.

Further Reading

I’m a Mac, Diabetes is a PC

iBGStar: Marrying iPhones and Meters

iBGStar website

You can read the entire press release on Sanofi’s website.

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1 Scott March 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm

This is great – but it’s still a NO MAC compatible device. iOS is certainly more popular than the Mac OS, since more people own iPhones than all Mac owners combined. And most of those iPhone owners also own PC’s – not Macs.

Wish the industry would wake up that we use, and will continue to use MACS and MACS only. It’s not that difficult to port a PC app to Mac. They’re just unwilling to spend a few bucks to do it. Their arrogance really galls me.


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