Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) February 14, 2012
Telcare, Inc. unveiled its new MyTelcare Diabetes Pal today, now available for free on the Apple App Store. Telcare is offering people with diabetes and their caregivers the world’s first iPhone app that automatically synchronizes with a wireless glucose meter.
“Telcare’s free App is designed to empower every patient by eliminating the hurdles that have made the analysis of glucose readings so time consuming,“ said Telcare CEO, Dr. Jonathan Javitt, MD. “We want to increase patients’ understanding of their diabetes and help them and their caregivers properly manage the disease.”
In January, Telcare BGM™ (glucose meter) introduced the industry’s first FDA-cleared, cellular-enabled blood glucose meter. The new MyTelcare Diabetes Pal App allows patients and caregivers to use their iPhone to visualize every glucose reading sent by the Telcare BGM™ while tracking medication, nutrition, activities, and notes. The app also enables patients who don’t have the Telcare BGM to manually enter their blood glucose data and track it over time. Patients and caregivers receive feedback from Telcare’s proprietary rules-based algorithms and the entire Telcare patient community.
While there have been many apps designed to assist people with diabetes in tracking their own results, this is the first to automatically capture data from a blood glucose meter with no extra steps on the part of the patient. This is also the first app designed to share those results with health professionals and family members. A physician sitting at his desk can review the results of all diabetes patients in the practice and the mother sitting at her job can instantly know how her child with diabetes is doing at school.
“The support of endocrinologists and diabetes educators around the world verifies the need for this application,” Dr. Javitt said. “We believe this app’s innovative and intuitive design will help people with diabetes change behavior and as a result improve their health.”
The MyTelcare Diabetes Pal App for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad allows people with diabetes and their caregivers to:
By utilizing cellular technology rather than Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, devices including Telcare’s glucose meter (Telcare BGM™) and the MyTelcare Diabetes Pal App can communicate with each other without the limitation of having to be physically near one another.
“Recently a severe hypoglycemic episode caused me to be rushed to the hospital,” says Telcare VP Matthew Tendler, who also has Type 1 diabetes. “Although my family was over 500 miles away, they downloaded the MyTelcare App to their iPhones and saw every reading I took, in real-time. My mother’s tears of relief as my diabetes responded to treatment and returned to a stable condition were enough to convince me of the App’s success.”
MyTelcare Diabetes Pal is available for FREE from the App Store at http://www.itunes.com/appstore or downloaded directly at http://bit.ly/yNeWix. The App is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Telcare is a leading provider of mHealth solutions that leverage award-winning cellular machine-2-machine technology to bridge the last mile between patients and their caregivers in order to improve the care of chronic illness. Telcare products have been awarded First Place prizes in the categories of Health, Wellness and Fitness Application and Health Enterprise Solution by CTIA and Telcare was just named a finalist in the 2012 Edison Award competition. In addition to directly reducing cost of care by improving outcomes and preventing complications, Telcare creates an ecosystem of care that provides caregivers and disease managers with previously-unavailable actionable clinical data. For more information, visit the Telcare website at http://www.telcare.com.