Glooko is a company that made a name for itself by developing a universal cable to connect glucose meters to smartphones, to help diabetes patients record, track, and share their blood test results. Last month, the company announced that its software now will also incorporate data from the patient’s wearable fitness devices, including models from Fitbit, iHealth, Jawbone, Moves, RunKeeper, Strava, and Withings.
In partnership with the Joslin Institute of Technology Translation, Glooko can make the glucose and fitness data available in the Joslin HypoMap system. Exercise can have a delayed effective, leading to hypoglycemia hours later. This system will help predict potentially dangerous drops in blood sugar level overnight when the patient is sleeping, and allow them to take measures in advance to avoid problems.
Many people recognize the benefits of combining biometric data from multiple sources in order to get a more accurate picture of an individual’s health. Glooko has taken an important step in making delivering on this promise.