New Technology Turns Smartphones Into Diabetes Testing Devices

September 15, 2015 8:37 am

In our data-obsessed culture, we use technology to track everything from the steps we take to how well we sleep at night. Why not use the same principle to keep chronic disease under control?

That’s the thinking behind a new technology called Dario, a blood sugar monitoring device—complete with lancet and testing strips—that attaches to smartphones. The device syncs the data from each test to both the user’s phone and the cloud, allowing people with diabetes to not only accurately test their blood sugar, but gain insight into how their daily activities and diet choices impact test results over time.

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