New iPhone Accessory Tests Blood Sugar

There’s a new option in the works for diabetics who want to take greater control of their blood sugar levels—and communicate the data to their doctors. It’s a blood-sugar monitoring device that plugs into the iPhone or iPod Touch. French drug giant Sanofi-Aventis (NYSE:SNY), which co-developed the device with its partner AgaMatrix of Salem, NH, announced this week that the initial commercial release of the product would be in early 2011. With the device, users can check their blood sugar levels and get feedback on what the data means on both Apple gadgets. There’s also an app associated with the device that enables users to manage their blood-sugar data and send it to their doctors, among other bells and whistles (literally—the app includes a reminder alarm.)

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