As an iPhone-loving diabetes doctor covering digital health for the past five years, I’ve played around with most every advanced, smartphone compatible glucose meter on the market. (Read my reviews: Telcare, OneTouch Verio Sync, iHealth Align, and iBG Star). I’ve been to countless digital health conferences, where executives proudly show off the latest diabetes tools at digital health conferences. My head spins, thinking about the exciting future of diabetes care.
But I’m jolted back to reality when my patients bring in the same clunky, old glucose meters that haven’t changed dramatically over the past 10 years.