Glooko is integrating activity, weight and blood pressure data from a number of activity trackers into its diabetes remote monitoring and population management platform. Data from devices and apps made by Fitbit, iHealth, Jawbone, Moves, RunKeeper, Strava and Withings can now be correlated and visualized against blood glucose readings that Glooko currently liberates from more than 30 popular blood glucose meters using its MeterSync Blue technology.
Physical activity has a significant impact on a patient’s blood glucose level so now patients and their care team will more clearly see the cause and effect relationship between the two.
Data from devices and apps made by Fitbit, iHealth, Jawbone, Moves, RunKeeper, Strava and Withings can now be correlated and visualized against blood glucose readings.“The integration of activity data from wearable devices into the Joslin HypoMap powered by Glooko will help individual patients identify their own individual specific activity threshold that is predictive of overnight lows,” said Howard Wolpert, MD, Director of the Joslin Insitute of Technology Translation. “We will be able to provide patients with alerts when they reach their hypoglycemia risk threshold, so that they can take preemptive steps – such as adjusting their insulin doses or eating a snack – to prevent hypoglycemia. This is one of the first steps in our vision of building a diabetes care ecosystem that will provide remote, intelligent, 24-7 guidance to patients with diabetes everywhere.”
Looking into the future, Glooko’s CEO Rick Altinger said they intend to use physician prescriptions to drive algorithms that utilize a patient’s level of activity along with retrospective glucose levels to make medication and insulin adjustment recommendations.