Apple retail begins sales of One Drop blood glucose monitor

Apple is continuing its expansion into the health care market by offering a new consumer-based glucose monitor for diabetes patients.

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Apple unveiled its plans to expand into health care a while back. Now the major tech company is continuing its expansion into the health care market with a new glucose monitor focused on consumer-friendliness.

The new One Drop glucose monitor is now available in select Apple retail locations, allowing consumers to pick up the health-focused device to keep track of their blood glucose levels. One Drop is designed to work alongside the Apple Health application, which will keep track of information pulled from the monitoring device. It’s also worth noting that the One Drop is the only diabetes-focused item that the company is selling in its physical locations. It has previously offered the One Drop online, though.

Apple retail begins sales of One Drop blood glucose monitor

One Drop is just one of many ways that Apple is planning to break into the health care space by focusing on consumer-oriented devices and applications, instead of creating bigger-budget professional products. This is all part of a big plan that Apple has had in place for a few years now to help make the world healthier by giving users more of the information they need in more places like on their iPhone or Apple Watch.

The One Drop kit has two main components. There is the actual meter itself, which takes readings from the singular drop of blood that it pulls from your finger. This meter then sends the information about your blood glucose levels to the Apple Health app on your iPhone or Apple Watch, where you can easily view it.

While it might seem weird that Apple is selling a glucose monitor at its retail stores, the device actually fits quite well with the other gadgets like drones that the company offers customers. If you’ve been looking for a new glucose monitor, and want to support Apple’s push even more, then you can check out the One Drop yourself by heading to a local Apple store. For more of the latest news be sure to follow Shacknews on Twitter.

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    June 28, 2019 2:25 PM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, Apple retail begins sales of One Drop blood glucose monitor

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      June 29, 2019 12:09 AM

      yeah don’t post its price or anything.

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      June 29, 2019 12:50 AM

      Guess the rumored non-invasive blood monitor didn’t pan out :/

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        June 29, 2019 1:08 AM

        I will buy the shit out of any Apple Watch that can do that.

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        June 29, 2019 6:12 AM

        ...yet

        But yeah that does seem like the kind of thing that sounds great on paper and in practice you find out why no one’s been able to do it yet.

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          June 29, 2019 6:19 AM

          Like AirPower

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            June 29, 2019 6:33 AM

            Exactly. Word on the street on that one was that the engineering team oversold management on how far along they were or how well it worked, plus I think they got it to where they were satisfied with how stable it was but the FCC or whoever's clearance they needed to get were not satisfied.

            But no matter what they announced it way too early.

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              June 29, 2019 6:45 AM

              The Airpower story is all too common in any type of organization. The team has an idea they've done early testing on and think that it's possible to scale. They bring the proposal forward to senior management and get project sign off. The project becomes more difficult than anyone anticipated. Timelines are missed, costs balloon, risk mitigation strategies were way off and there's no product to show for any of it. It's the same for so many projects anywhere.

              The results are even worst. Senior management loses trust in the project teams and begins scrutinizing every detail of every future project. The teams become risk adverse because they don't want to fail again and lose their jobs. Future products end up being small increments of past products.

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        June 29, 2019 7:46 AM

        I think the closest we are getting to something like that any time soon is systems like the Freestyle Libre which still are invasive, but you put them on and leave them for a couple of weeks at a time. This is what I use and its been a godsend for me since I am not the greatest and pricking my finger all the time. I use my phone w/ app to scan it whenever I need to. A real non-invasive solution would be killer though.

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          June 29, 2019 9:34 AM

          Our daughter usually gets ~2weeks out of her dexcom G6. The insertion process is really improved, too. I find the app can be a bit shit though, taking minutes to get a response from
          The api. Oddly push notifications are fine.

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      June 29, 2019 3:59 AM

      they should have called it the Theranos

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