One Drop Blood Glucose Monitoring Kit for iPhone Launches on Apple.com

Health startup One Drop recently launched its iOS-compatible One Drop Chrome Blood Glucose Monitoring Kit on Apple.com for $99.95. Approved by the FDA and CE in Europe, the kit includes a Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose meter, a chrome lancing device, test strips, and a vegan leather carry case.

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The blood glucose meter can read results "in just five seconds," transmitting the data to the One Drop iOS app [Direct Link] that users can download on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch. One Drop's lancing device has custom depth settings to provide the right amount of pressure on a user-by-user basis in order to draw "a perfect drop every time." To keep up on compatible test strips, users can subscribe to One Drop Premium for a monthly $39.95 fee.

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With Apple's energetic and consistent focus on health, One Drop provides a premium product that not only meshes well with Apple's design sensibility, but aligns well with their desire to empower users to take control of their health.

Its new Chrome hardware connects to One Drop’s iOS, watchOS, and Android apps, and have full HealthKit and CareKit integration, allowing you to sync data from other health apps (e.g., CGMs, bluetooth meters, food & activity trackers) and share your data with your Care Team.
One Drop was one of four apps to launch with Apple's CareKit platform in 2016, including fertility tracker Glow Nurture, maternity app Glow Baby, and depression medication tracker Start. CareKit allows app developers to create integrated software that helps patients and doctors to better track and manage medical conditions.

On Apple.com, the One Drop Monitoring Kit is available for both store pickup and home shipping, with delivery dates listed as early as tomorrow, January 13. For more information on One Drop, check out the company's website here.



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10 weeks ago
as a type 1 diabetic, i'm glad more and more technology is getting into diabetes. I need to look more into this product.
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10 weeks ago
How many vegans did they have to kill to make all of those cases? Unbelievable!
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10 weeks ago

as a type 1 diabetic, i'm glad more and more technology is getting into diabetes. I need to look more into this product.


Pretty pricey though. iHealth's Smart Glucometer is only $30 up front, offers the same functionality, and 100 strips only cost $25. For this, you're just paying for fancy chrome and unbelievably pretentious-sounding "Vegan Leather".

https://ihealthlabs.com/glucometer/wireless-smart-gluco-monitoring-system/
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10 weeks ago

Personally I would rather they open up NFC to other developers so they can support CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) devices such as the Freestyle Libre, like Android already does.

As an iPhone user, I need to carry around a separate scanner device to scan the patch on my arm that constantly monitors my blood glucose. It's still way easier, less painful, and more informative than finger prick blood tests, but I really should be able to do it with my iPhone given Apple's focus on HealthKit. The shiny chrome design and bluetooth support of this thing can't hide that it's older tech now! :)


I could not agree more. I've been fortunate enough to use the Freestyle Libre for about 6 months now, and despite 20 years of diabetes type 1, ive never had better control. Its by far the best thing to happen to me and my diabetes, too bad Apple wont open up their NFC to allow me to control my blood glucose with my iphone. Currently i have to use a third party device, or an android phone - neither of which i really like...! Please apple please!!!
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10 weeks ago

What about Lancets? How are those handled with this system?

They get changed once every 4-6 months, so that's a pretty small cost... ;)
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I own't say anything nice about Johnson and Johnson or Lifescan. I can only say that with Obamacare, here in California, I pay $5 for 400 test strips. Lasts me months. All those Governors of the red states really screwed their people by rejecting it.

While I appreciate you getting $600 (retail) of test strips for $5, someone is paying that other $595 (again, retail). I'm sure that if "Obamacare" is repealed, the good people of California will happily make a better version, like that red state governor, Mitt Romney, did in Massachusetts, and not inflict it on the rest of the 49 States.

As for the math, it's probably something like this:
$600 - 4 boxes of 100 strips
-$300 discount, as they're bought in bulk
-$295 from the "insurance" company, but really the people that pay the premiums*

Oh yeah, those "Red State Governors" that "screwed their people" were re-elected, or another "Red State Governor" took their place, or even more shocking, in 2010 there were 23 "Red State" governors, and now there are 34 of them. But then again, that's the beauty of a Federal system. If you like your plan in your state, you can keep that plan in your state.

*whether it is those that pay a check or a subsidy, which, in that case, is the taxpayers.
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10 weeks ago
I am a type 3c (LADA Type 1) and I have used this app for about 6 months now and the meter for a month. For a new diabetic one of the features of the One Drop Premium is access to a CDE 24/7 via a chat system as well as lessons on everything from diet, activity and various health issues a diabetic is faced with. I have a high deductible insurance which makes a CGM cost prohibitive. I was using the verio strips but was limited to 150 strips a month. With the unlimited you can test more often and at a cheaper price. More testing will give a clearer picture of whats going on. The app also has a food library which makes it easier to log your carbs and adjust the bolus injection.
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10 weeks ago
Personally I would rather they open up NFC to other developers so they can support CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) devices such as the Freestyle Libre, like Android already does.

As an iPhone user, I need to carry around a separate scanner device to scan the patch on my arm that constantly monitors my blood glucose. It's still way easier, less painful, and more informative than finger prick blood tests, but I really should be able to do it with my iPhone given Apple's focus on HealthKit. The shiny chrome design and bluetooth support of this thing can't hide that it's older tech now! :)
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10 weeks ago
Pretty cool.
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10 weeks ago
What about Lancets? How are those handled with this system?
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10 weeks ago


That's the hard part for other companies, and this new one is a boon for those whose strips aren't covered. Lifescan has a death grip on insurance companies, as I've been with a few, and they seem to be in all the formularies as a cheapy prescription, and anything other brand seems to be a 'premium' brand, and visiting the local Walgreens doesn't offer much rationale to those decisions


I own't say anything nice about Johnson and Johnson or Lifescan. I can only say that with Obamacare, here in California, I pay $5 for 400 test strips. Lasts me months. All those Governors of the red states really screwed their people by rejecting it.
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