I am glad that technology has come a long way in helping improve the overall quality of life especially in terms of healthcare and support. Diabetes is a whole lot more manageable these days, and with the advent of smartphones, there are tools which will help you monitor your blood sugar levels without having to rely on the classic notebook and pencil combo. Glooko, an app that is available over at iTunes, is a consumer health app that functions as a digital logbook, where it will cater for folks who are living with diabetes and need to perform daily blood sugar level checks. While such glucose logbooks are dime a dozen on iTunes, most of them require manual entry – Glooko doesn’t. This is what sets it apart from the rest, where a $40 cable which is sold separately will be able to function six of the top glucose meters. All you need to do is plug it into both devices, and it will get to work right away, downloading your daily readings.

Nice to know that the app itself is free, and you can also mark whether the reading was done prior to or after a meal, in addition to scribbling (or rather, typing) down your very own set of notes, email or fax a 14-day summary to your doctor, among others. It would be interesting to see just how far Glooko can go not only in the US, but around the world. Will there be an Android compatible version down the road? I am quite sure not all diabetics love an iPhone…

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