Joining the growing trend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved clearance for the Gmate SMART Blood Glucose Monitoring System and App for Android. Smart phones aren’t just for work and play anymore, now they can help keep you alive.
The Gmate SMART is a small, portable blood glucose meter that plugs into the headphone jack of a smartphone and provides fast and accurate blood glucose test results. Med by Philosys, the Gmate SMART Meter and App working together can turn your smartphone into a mobile blood glucose monitoring system.
The Gmate SMART Meter is the size of a quarter and connects to the headphone jack of the smartphone. The Gmate SMART App integrates diabetes management directly to the iOS and Android device, providing better diabetes management including goal setting, graphing and the ability to email or text your blood glucose test results directly to a family member or your healthcare provider. The Gmate SMART App stores an unlimited number of test results electronically with the date and time. A user can also add custom comments, actions or notes to each test result. The Gmate SMART is a faster, smarter way to manage and improve diabetes care. The Gmate SMART App is a free download on the App Store™ and Google Play™.
According to Mike Tickle, Senior VP of Sales, “As cloud technology grows, Philosys is working to create an App-to-Cloud secure connection in the next generation of updates.” This will allow for improved communication and notifications between patients and physicians. The Gmate SMART App can provide appropriate automated responses as determined by the medical team. Adds Tickle, “Not only is Gmate SMART changing diabetes care by improving health and lifestyle, but it’s also affordable. Most retail pharmacies are selling both the meter and box of 50 count strips at a low cost.”