Glooko helps diabetics to record and monitor their blood sugar levels by connecting one of 17 FDA-approved glucose meters with their smartphone. The two devices are paired with a Glooko MeterSync Cable and the resulting data is then stored and shown to the user through the Glooko app.
Until now though, the health-management startup has only supported the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Today, the company is expanding its service to cover a significant number of Android smartphones and tablets too.
The new app will be available on a range of Android handsets offered by Samsung, HTC and LG (the number of supported handsets varies depending on the meter.) It will also integrate with Glooko’s existing web-based dashboards so that healthcare providers can monitor patients remotely and identify any problems at the earliest opportunity.
“By leveraging Android’s market reach, we hope that providers, health systems and payers can efficiently manage their diabetes patients, improve outcomes and lower costs,” Rick Altinger, CEO of Glooko said. The company is now working to integrate insulin pumps, as well as new glucose meters and Android devices.
Glooko launched Logbook Charts in the EU, as well as its Logbook History Report software in the US, Canada and the EU in June 2012. The company was then given the all-clear by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin legally selling its MeterSync Cable, Logbook app and Logbook Charts in the United States back in January. Most recently, Glooko updated its iOS app to provide users with automated glucose averages on a daily basis.
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