SAN DIEGO, Nov. 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The MyGlucoHealth Wireless Mobile App is downloaded every 29 seconds somewhere in the world from the Ovi Store by Nokia. Since its introduction this spring, more than one quarter of a million users in 170 countries have downloaded and installed the MyGlucoHealth diabetes management application.
MyGlucoHealth, in conjunction with Nokia, the world's leading maker of mobile handsets, are teaming to market this unique wireless diabetes management technology to persons with diabetes from around the world. MyGlucoHealth works with a real-time online data collection network to securely upload and manage blood glucose readings using a mobile phone. MyGlucoHealth gives the patient more direct control over their care while providing clear lines of communication with clinicians and caregivers.
"November is American Diabetes Month, a period designed to increase awareness of the disease and its serious complications," said John Hendel, Chairman and founder of Entra Health Systems, developer of MyGlucoHealth. "We believe better diabetes care begins by building an informed, connected care team around every patient and closely integrating a patient's testing data with their day to day management."
"Our goal is to offer technology that fits the lives and lifestyles of patients from all levels of society," Hendel added. "With over 5 billion mobile phones on this earth, we have a natural tool to connect patients with personalized online resources for diabetes management. Whether they have smartphones or simple feature phones, they can benefit from a connected care solution to help better manage their disease."
The MyGlucoHealth Mobile App communicates directly with the MyGlucoHealth Wireless blood glucose meter to upload readings using integrated Bluetooth technology. Patients can review recent test results, view line charts, pie charts and histogram charts, as well as enter weight, exercise and nutritional data. Automated reminders and alerts can be sent to encourage the patient to test more frequently, as well as to notify family, caregivers and clinicians when testing results fluctuate. Patients can even order MyGlucoHealth test strips directly from their mobile phone.
The MyGlucoHealth Mobile App is available for free through Ovi Store at www.store.ovi.com for Nokia smartphones and feature phones. The MyGlucoHealth Wireless meter and strips are available from www.myglucohealthstore.com and other major outlets worldwide.
About MyGlucoHealth® Wireless
The MyGlucoHealth Wireless meter, by Entra Health Systems, is the first and only FDA cleared and CE certified Bluetooth®-enabled glucometer of its kind in the world. The meter, along with the MyGlucoHealth Network, form an integrated telehealth platform supporting patients and healthcare professionals in the control and treatment of diabetes. For more information visit: www.myglucohealth.net.
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CONTACT: Entra Health Systems Media Contacts Bruce Ahern, Chief Marketing Officer 877-458-2646 Extension 708 [email protected]