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Roche, MySugr Integrate Mobile Heath App With Diabetes Management System

NEW YORK (360Dx) – Roche Diabetes Care said Tuesday that it is collaborating with a diabetes app provider, mySugr, to enable Canadian users to wirelessly synchronize glucose levels to their smartphones when they are connected to Roche's Accu-Chek Aviva Connect meter.

The new capability adds valuable insights for both patients and their doctors in making accurate therapy decisions, Roche said.

Through the mySugr app, users get quick and easy access to their diabetes data. They can read blood sugar average, standard deviation, medication use, carbohydrate intake, and activity levels on a dashboard.

The meter is part of the Roche Accu-Chek Connect system, a diabetes management system that also consists of an online portal that allows patients and healthcare providers to view, share, and access blood glucose data anytime and anywhere. The device enables simple testing for accurate blood glucose results and data transmission to Apple and Android devices via Bluetooth, Roche said.

More than 3 million Canadians now have diabetes, and an additional 40 percent are likely to develop the disease by 2025, according to Diabetes Canada.  

Smartphones will soon eliminate the inconvenience of manually logging diabetes data, mySugr CEO Frank Westermann said in a statement, adding that, "Roche has been our partner in pushing this development from the very beginning."