This is quite a story here. Both Verizon and AT&T are slated to be up and running with this new cell phone. This may not be available in all areas yet, so you may want to check with the carriers to see when the service and phone is actually available. Are you still just using your cell phone for phone calls? BD
The customer uses the GlucoPack™ in the same manner as any standard glucose meter.
Software has been developed that can be downloaded into your cell phone that can interface with the GlucoPack™ to test and read your glucose level.
(When you go visit or talk to your doctor or a hospital, with the subscriber?s permission all the test results are accessible online.)
:: HealthPia America :: Information Portal page Fox News Video
Diabetes Mine Web Site Be sure to read here as well for more information and availability.
After several years of what seemed like empty talk, HealthPia has quietly "launched" its first marketable model, the Verizon LG5200 phone (CDMA platform) for the US market at last week's AADE Conference.
What about calibration and test strip coding?
Yes, you have to enter a code (calibrate), and it comes with control solution, just like most regular meters on the market today.
Is there any charge for the database service?
No, that's part of the deal. By the way, if you already have a Verizon LG5200 phone in the US, you can purchase the meter pack and software only as an add-on. Otherwise, it's a turnkey solution: you buy the whole product together. There's no extra charge for transmitting your data, and you can text message anyone you want.
Hat Tip: Engadget
Read the complete post at http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/2007/08/diabetic-cell-phone-gets-fda-approval.html
Aug 11 2007, 11:10 AM
The Medical Quack