On 27 June, Glooko launched Logbook Charts for people with diabetes in the European Union as well as the Glooko Logbook History Report in the US, Canada and the European Union. The Logbook Charts offer in-depth analysis of blood glucose data via graphs oriented by time of day or by date. The Glooko Logbook Charts in the European Union is expected to provide assistance to people with diabetes to monitor their blood glucose readings to gain better control of their diabetes and in turn become better self-managers of their condition. "Visualizing and understanding the effects of actions and treatments on blood glucose values can ultimately help people gain control, providing them insight on how to modify their lifestyle," claims Glooko.
Users will have to connect the Glooko MeterSync Cable to one of the 11 compatible blood glucose meters and an iOS device to download all of their readings into the Glooko's Logbook app. By using the Logbook app, users can take notes about carbs, insulin and wellness factors, while on the go.
"As an endocrinologist working with patients for 25 years, I know the value of an accurate and thorough logbook and how it's key to a physician's ability to better guide their patient's diabetes treatment," said Dr Michael Greenfield, chief medical officer at Glooko. "At Glooko, we are creating a solution that is easy and intuitive with the hope that we can help change behaviors behind managing diabetes. When patients share their Glooko Logbook Charts with their physician, together they can analyse the impact of specific treatments on their blood glucose readings. Those charts are a great catalyst to create an open dialogue about trends and readings out of range," said Dr Michael Greenfield.
The Glooko Logbook Charts offer three charting options to users - chart by time of day, chart by date and chart by analysis of time of day. Users can utilise the Logbook Chart to check his/her low and high ranges and percentiles of blood glucose readings and identify out of range readings plotted over time against personal high and low targets. The usage of Logbook Chart could reduce the need to download meter reading at physician's offices during appointments.
The Glooko Logbook History Report offers a complete record of all data in the Logbook app that includes blood glucose readings, meal tags, carbs and insulin by date and time.
"We've entered an era where the intersection between technology and healthcare has come to life," said Glooko Co-founder and Chairman, Yogen Dalal. "Glooko bridges blood glucose meters with the smartphones we're all carrying around with us. Ultimately, we're hoping to give people with diabetes more context and meaning behind their blood glucose readings to help them control their condition," said Yogen Dalal.
The Glooko Logbook app is free to download in the iTunes App Store. Check out the video below: