Glooko, is launching the first-ever way for users to check their blood glucose averages on a smartphone. The new version of their app will allow users to view week-to-week comparisons of their blood glucose readings to understand macro-level changes in the effectiveness of their diabetes management and treatment plans.
With today’s launch of version 1.6 of the app, Glooko the only mobile solution that allows users to sync readings form multiple blood glucose meters and compute these averages with the single click of a button. The Glooko homepage will automatically display a user’s high, low and average blood glucose readings for the week. Additionally, the new version of the app allows users to view averages before a meal, after a meal or all readings, complementing the day-to-day blood glucose tracking capabilities that are already available..
“Daily readings fail to provide real actionable insights into how people with diabetes should live their lives. By looking at averages, we can give people a broader understanding of their blood glucose readings because averages paint a clearer picture of their condition overall,” said Dr. Michael Greenfield, endocrinologist and Glooko’s chief medical officer. “Today’s update ultimately provides patients and physicians with a more comprehensive snapshot of diabetes to make management simpler than ever before.”
Glooko is backed by respected Silicon Valley innovators, including: Bill Campbell, Chairman of Intuit Corp. and Board of Directors at Apple Inc., Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, Judy Estrin, former CTO of Cisco Systems, and Chamath Palihapitiya, the first Vice President of Growth, Mobile and International at Facebook, among others.
Glooko’s MeterSync Cable and Logbook app provides people with a mobile and accurate platform for syncing blood glucose readings from their blood glucose meters. By simply connecting the MeterSync Cable to one of the 15 compatible blood glucose meters in the U.S. to an iOS device, users can quickly download all of their readings directly into the Logbook app with a single click. This eliminates user error and saves time versus alternatives that depend on manual entry or paper logbooks. The Glooko Logbook app is free and available for download in the iTunes App Store: