Glooko Launches Version 1.5 of its Blood Sugar Logbook App, Enabling Support for Six New Blood Glucose Meters from Bayer Healthcare, ARKRAY and Walmart’s ReliOn(R) Brand

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Glooko becomes the only product of its kind to support seventeen of the most popular blood glucose meters for people with diabetes.

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Glooko, Inc., makers of an innovative mobile solution for people to log blood sugar readings, today announces Glooko™ Logbook 1.5 for iOS devices, with new support for six additional popular blood glucose meters. The company continues in its mission to enable easy monitoring of blood sugar readings using a smartphone app that works across the most popular glucose meters available today.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 18.8 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with diabetes, another seven million individuals are believed to be undiagnosed, and as many as 79 million are believed to have pre-diabetes. For those living with or at high risk of developing diabetes, lifestyle interventions such as improved diet, exercise and careful monitoring can alter the course of the disease for the better. It has been proven that people can gain better control of their diabetes and become better self-managers when they understand and visualize the effects of their daily activities. Keeping an accurate logbook is an essential tool to achieve this.

“By adding compatibility for meters from ARKRAY and ReliOn® and additional meters from Bayer, we continue to pursue our goal to provide a meter agnostic logbook solution for anyone with an iOS device,” says Yogen Dalal, Chairman of Glooko. “It is gratifying when our customers tell us that Glooko Logbook has allowed them to take better control of their diabetes through better glucose and meal monitoring.” Now people with ARKRAY and ReliOn® meters can take advantage of our simple-to-use Glooko Logbook and Glooko MeterSync Cable. We are also very happy to bring two additional Bayer meters to our compatibility roster, including the brand new CONTOUR® NEXT EZ that just became available this month.”

Glooko added support for these six meters, bringing the total number of compatible meters to 17. For a complete list see Glooko’s product page.

  •     Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT EZ
  •     Bayer's CONTOUR® XT
  •     ARKRAY GLUCOCARD® 01
  •     ARKRAY GLUCOCARD® VitalTM
  •     ReliOn® Confirm
  •     ReliOn® Prime

All three companies leverage technology and innovation to make a difference in the lives of people with diabetes. On July 24, 2012, Walmart launched an effort to save diabetes patients in the U.S. up to $60 million annually with Walmart's exclusive ReliOn® brand of diabetes products. Bayer’s CONTOUR® NEXT platform, which includes the CONTOUR® NEXT EZ blood glucose monitoring system in the United States and the CONTOUR® XT blood glucose monitoring system in other markets, offers enhanced accuracy and next generation features and is now available in a number of markets. In addition, ARKRAY announced that the GLUCOCARD® Vital and 01 are now listed on the Department of Defense (DoD) Uniform Formulary.

“Managing diabetes is cumbersome and can be overwhelming – it permeates every aspect of an individual’s life and affects people psychologically, physically and financially,” says Sundeep Madra, co-founder of Glooko. “When people with diabetes can use tools that are integrated into their daily lives, they can be encouraged to have more productive conversations with their care circle and modify their lifestyles. Glooko Logbook and the Glooko MeterSync Cable are designed to do just that.”

By simply connecting the Glooko MeterSync Cable to one of the compatible blood glucose meters and an iOS device, users can quickly and accurately download all of their readings directly into the Glooko Logbook app with a single click. This eliminates user error and saves time versus alternatives that depend on manual entry or paper logbooks, which makes Glooko one of the easiest and most accurate ways to monitor blood glucose readings.

To further provide insight into factors that affect blood glucose levels, users can take notes about carbs, insulin and wellness factors, on-the-go in real time. When it is time to meet with a physician, diabetes educator or other healthcare professional, Glooko users can easily share their logbook summary directly from the app via email or fax.

Glooko is backed by several Silicon Valley innovators, including former Facebook, Apple and Cisco executives. Together they are committed to helping people with diabetes live their lives while effortlessly managing their diabetes.

The Glooko Logbook app is free and available for download in the iTunes App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/glooko-logbook-diabetes-take/id471942748?mt=8

To purchase the Glooko MeterSync Cable and Glooko IR Adapter and learn more about pricing, visit: http://www.glooko.com/purchase/logbook/

About ARKRAY
For more than 50 years, ARKRAY has been committed to producing the highest quality products and delivering exceptional support to help improve patient outcomes. ARKRAY manufactures cost-effective diabetes care products and clinical chemistry equipment that are simple, convenient, and easy-to-use, including blood glucose meters, test strips, safety lancets, insulin safety syringes, and urine chemistry. ARKRAY prides itself on putting customer service first, with personalized training, industry expertise, and on-going support.
http://www.arkrayusa.com

About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 10,300 retail units under 69 different banners in 27 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of approximately $444 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://walmartstores.com.

About Bayer HealthCare
The Bayer Group is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer HealthCare, a subgroup of Bayer AG with annual sales of EUR 17.2 billion (2011), is one of the world's leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany. The company combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Medical Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions. Bayer HealthCare's aim is to discover, develop, manufacture and market products that will improve human and animal health worldwide. Bayer HealthCare has a global workforce of 55,700 employees (December 31, 2011) and is represented in more than 100 countries.
Find more information at http://www.bayerhealthcare.com.

About Glooko
Glooko™ is an innovative Silicon Valley startup with a unique solution for people with diabetes. In November 2011, Glooko launched the Glooko MeterSync Cable and Glooko Logbook app for iOS devices. The products enable people with diabetes to easily collect and view the information needed to help them successfully control their blood glucose readings. It has been hailed by users and industry influencers for its ease of use and ability to provide context to daily data collected by people with diabetes. The company was founded in June 2010 by technologist Yogen Dalal and mobile and web app developer, Sundeep Madra. Endocrinologist Michael S. Greenfield, M.D., is chief medical officer. Many on the Glooko team including the founders have a personal connection to diabetes. This is just the beginning as we have plans to support more blood glucose meters and smartphones as well as create future products that allow charting and graphing as we pursue FDA clearance.
For more information: http://www.glooko.com.

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