Labstyle Innovations, maker of a smartphone connected glucometer known as “Dario,” is partnering with nutrition app-maker FatSecret in order to integrate healthy living and eating with proper glucose tracking for diabetics and a comprehensive international food databank for logging food intake. The company states that it has taken what existing players in the market have done, integrating glucose meters into a smartphone as a presentation of the blood glucose and for capturing information as a logbook, two steps further.
LabStyle Innovations CEO Erez Raphael told MobiHealthNews that the company believes providing a smart software with pattern recognition and good user experience can help to provide a better level of personalization that allows users to define exactly what to do next and how to take care of themselves better. This partnership allows Dario users to log food from FatSecret’s database, which is important for people with diabetes in managing their illness.
While Dario has not yet been cleared for use in the United States, it is available in the U.K., Australia and New Zealand, and it’s expected to be released in the U.S. in the near future.
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