A selection of Apple retail locations are now selling the One Drop Blood Glucose Monitor, reports CNBC. The One Drop Blood Glucose Monitor is designed to give people with diabetes a way to track blood sugar through the Health app.

Apple has long offered One Drop glucose monitoring products through its online store, but has recently transitioned to offering them up in some retail locations as part of what CNBC calls an expanded focus on the health space.

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The introduction of OneDrop is a prime example of how Apple is breaking into the health space by selling consumer-oriented products and integrating the data from them in its Health app, making the iPhone and Apple Watch hubs for people's personal health.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said multiple times that he believes one of Apple's major contributions to the world will be in the health space. "Apple's most important contribution to mankind has been in health," he said earlier this year.

Available for $70, the FDA-approved One Drop includes a Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose meter, a chrome lancing device, test strips, and a carrying case.

The blood glucose monitor can read results in approximately five seconds, transmitting the information to the One Drop app and the Apple Health app.

A limited number of Apple Stores are carrying the One Drop at the current time, but availability is going to expand to most Apple retail stores across the United States in July.

Top Rated Comments

MyMacintosh Avatar
30 months ago
Eh. CGM is the new wave. Less pricking of fingers, patients are more happy that way. This probably won’t stick around long.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DVNIEL Avatar
30 months ago
I manage a diabetes clinic and we can barely sell anyone on the Bluetooth capabilities of the One Touch VerioFlex. CGM is what people want, no one gives a crap about a pretty lancet, a finger prick is a finger prick.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JetTester Avatar
30 months ago
I am hopeful that in a future version of the Apple Watch, continuous glucose monitoring will be available. In the short term, this is a positive step.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hopegrad Avatar
30 months ago
I manage a diabetes clinic and we can barely sell anyone on the Bluetooth capabilities of the One Touch VerioFlex. CGM is what people want, no one gives a crap about a pretty lancet, a finger prick is a finger prick.
Amen. Don't understand the buzz around this product. The Apple Store attempted selling a branded Sanofi glucose monitoring product in 2012 and it quickly disappeared from the stores in about a year due to what I understand were less than impressive sales. CNBC should update its story to reflect reality. I'm all for Apple getting into the health space but the existing integration between Dexcom's continuous products and iPhone and watch products is much more impressive IMO. Here's a link to the Sanofi product debut from 2012. https://www.mobihealthnews.com/17189/apple-stores-now-sell-sanofis-iphone-glucose-meter
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BootsWalking Avatar
30 months ago
It's like Theranos but without the sociopathic CEO and fraud.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
A.Goldberg Avatar
30 months ago
I manage a diabetes clinic and we can barely sell anyone on the Bluetooth capabilities of the One Touch VerioFlex. CGM is what people want, no one gives a crap about a pretty lancet, a finger prick is a finger prick.
Yeah, as a clinical pharmacist I can say the primary factor, as with most things in healthcare, is what their insurance pays for. We all know the manufacturers sell the meters dirt cheap and then make their money off the test strips.

Fancy glucometers with Bluetooth and color screens also only do so much when a sizable percentage of diabetic people don’t actually monitor their blood sugar as they should.

I agree, CGM is the future.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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