Glooko, Inc., makers of an innovative mobile logbook solution for people with diabetes, received FDA 510(k) over-the-counter clearance for its products and launches Glooko Logbook Charts to allow people with diabetes to analyze blood glucose readings through visual graphs.
“We are thrilled to have worked collaboratively with the FDA to validate our solution as a system capable of being used across the healthcare system,” said Yogen Dalal, Glooko co-founder.
The company also announces the hiring of Rick Altinger as CEO and Dean Lucas as vice president of product development. Mr. Altinger will serve as Glooko’s first CEO. “With Rick at the helm and Dean as VP of product development, we look forward to more product innovation that will continue to improve the way diabetes is managed.”
He also spearheaded Intuit Health’s growth as the leading supplier of patient-provider communication and patient portal services. His technical knowledge and expertise is central to Glooko’s diabetes healthcare platform and its goal of allowing anyone to monitor blood glucose levels regardless of meter or mobile device type.
“Lack of support across multiple meter types and differing data transfer methods have long withheld a truly unified diabetes management solution,” said Glooko CEO Rick Altinger. “Glooko has cracked this code and created a universal diabetes management platform, and I look forward to continued innovation and implementation of Glooko across healthcare as a unifying force in a disjointed ecosystem.”
Dean Lucas also joins the Glooko team as the vice president of product development. Lucas comes to Glooko with over 17 years of experience leading product design and engineering for web and mobile healthcare
It also marks the debut of Glooko Logbook Charts in the U.S., which gives people using Glooko Logbook a more in-depth analysis and visualization of blood glucose data through easy to read charts that can be shared with healthcare professionals. The charts can be displayed in three formats: chart by time of day, chart by date, and chart by analysis of time of day.
Glooko’s MeterSync Cable, Logbook app, and Logbook Charts are available in the United States with 510(k) over-the-counter clearance from the FDA. Glooko’s MeterSync Cable and Logbook app provides people with a mobile and accurate platform for syncing blood glucose readings from their blood glucose meters. By simply connecting the MeterSync Cable to one of the 15 compatible blood glucose meters in the U.S. to an iOS device, users can quickly download all of their readings directly into the Logbook app with a single click. This eliminates user error and saves time versus alternatives that depend on manual entry or paper logbooks.
The Glooko Logbook app is free and available for download in the iTunes App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/glooko-logbook-diabetes-take/id471942748?mt=8
The Glooko Logbook Charts spreadsheet is free and available for download. To purchase the Glooko MeterSync Cable and Glooko IR Adapter and learn more about pricing, visit: http://www.glooko.com/purchase/logbook/
Glooko™ is an innovative Silicon Valley startup with a unique solution for people with diabetes. For more information: www.glooko.com.