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iHealth Gateway makes it easier to monitor grandma’s diabetes


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The iHealth Gateway blood-glucose monitor can make caregivers' jobs easier. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

LAS VEGAS — Monitoring diabetes can be a pain (literally). Keeping track of your loved one’s diabetes is even harder, especially if you’re trying to ensure your tech-illiterate grandmother’s blood-sugar levels aren’t spiking.

Cult_of_Mac_CES_2015 Now you’ll finally be able to monitor all their vital stats from your iPhone, even if grandma’s not using one too.

iHealth revealed its new iHealth Gateway collection of devices at International CES here this week. The line of products allow loved ones or doctors to remotely monitor personal health stats for senior citizens who eschew iOS devices. All grandma and grandpa have to do is prick their finger with the supported blood-glucose monitor, and the Gateway hub will beam the data to their caretaker’s device. No more worries about whether they’re keeping up with their meds.

Along with support for blood-glucose monitoring, the iHealth Gateway also has a fall sensor to warn you when your loved ones might have broken a hip or if they’ve just fallen and can’t get up. You can also get a blood-pressure monitor, and iHealth tells Cult of Mac they’re working on other accessories too that will connect to Gateway hub.

To access a patient’s stats, caregivers just pull up the accompanying iHealth Gateway app that displays all the latest data. The app also lets you set precise time intervals to take action or record patient data. All the devices also work with Apple’s HealthKit platform, allowing you to see how some of the patients’ other habits might be affecting their medical problems.

iHealth plans to roll out its iHealth Gateway collection to senior care-providing centers first, but says a wider release to all consumers is slated to hit shelves later in 2015.


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