The iBGStar meter can be used not only as an iPhone adapter, but as a stand-alone glucose meter, because it has its own display. Being attached to iPhone or iPod, it automatically downloads stored test data. Measuring blood glucose level while the iBGStar is attached to iPhone, the number shows up both on its own small and iPhone's large displays.
The iBGStar meter is one of the smallest glucose meters on the market measuring less than 6cm long and less than 3cm wide. It gets power from non-replaceable rechargeable battery, which can be charged with a mains charger or via computer USB port.
The iBGStar is compatible with Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, allowing to easily view and analyse results on the go and enabling to use gadget as blood glucose diary. The only requirement of the smartphone is that it must be running iOS5. The meter is not compatible with Android or non-iOS5 operating smartphones.
The idea is that patients spend more time with their numbers during idle time during their day and consequently better manage their blood sugar. For doctors, their patients will have their logs with them when they arrive at their appointment or can email them ahead.
The iBGStar Diabetes Manager App captures blood glucose readings, records carbs and insulin doses, tags readings according to mealtimes and allows you to add customized notes regarding meals and exercise. So diabetic can analyze data using a logbook, trend chart and statistics.
The iBGStar meter may be purchased at Apple retail stores and Walgreens stores nationwide and online at Apple.com, Walgreens.com and through Diabetic Care Services. The price is about $100 with 50 iBGStar meter test strips through Apple and about $75 with 10 test strips at Walgreens. The iBGStar Diabetes Manager App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod Touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore. Sanofi offers a copay savings card so strips will not cost more than $20 per order. Plus, plans are afoot to integrate Sanofi’s GoMeals App with the iBGStar Diabetes Manager App.
To learn more about meter's accuracy and other details read iBGStar meter for iPhone review.
By the way, there was info about very similar iPhone adapter called iHealth Smart Glucometer. Do not muddle it with iBGStar meter.