Manual input is hard work. Pricking yourself 3-4 times a day and having to fill the data in your favorite diabetes management app is sometimes cumbersome. That is why today, we are happy to announce our brand new feature – automated Bluetooth connectivity with a number of glucose meters.
You can find the new option in the “Data” screen of Diabetes:M. It will allow you to find and connect to a Bluetooth enabled device and automatically send your reading to the app.
Here’s how it works
After connecting to your meter from the app, check your blood sugar. Depending on what you want to do, there are several possible uses:
First, when you use the connected meter to check your glucose, a log entry with the reading will be created automatically in Diabetes:M. If that is all you want to do – great, it’s done!
If you have the Log Entry screen open, it will create the entry and fill in the information for the reading in the “Glucose” field. You can then add all the other information you want to be saved in this entry. When you are ready, just tap the “Save” icon. You will get a prompt whether you want to overwrite the entry (since the reading is already automatically saved in your Logbook). Tap “yes” and that’s it.
If you have the Calculator screen open, you will go through the same process as in the Log Entry screen – the Glucose field will flash and be automatically filled with the reading. Then you can make the calculations and save (again, overwrite) the log entry.
Currently, there are a number of supported devices:
- CONTOUR NEXT ONE
- ACCU-CHEK AVIVA CONNECT
- ONETOUCH VERIO FLEX
All the devices that support standard Bluetooth Smart glucose profile should work as well.
The feature is available as part of our Premium subscription plan for users with the latest update for Android devices. An iOS version is in development and will be available at a later date.