Newest Apple Watch is Leading the Way for Health Management
If you are like me, I LOVE new technology and getting statistics that help me make better choices.
The Newest version iOS 11 Apple Watch is now dipping it's whole leg in the Healthcare arena.
There are so many new features, an entire article by Jordan Kahn that you can read HERE, but I wanted to get the news about about the amazing technology they've developed for Diabetic patients.
Google tells us: 29 million people in the United States (9.3 percent) have diabetes. 1.7 million people aged 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2012.
That's HUGE! With this new technology monitoring you glucose level as well as insulin delivery is possible. Now all we have to do is get this covered by our insurance!!
"DIABETES MANAGEMENT & INSULIN DELIVERY TRACKING & CORE BLUETOOTH
First off, with watchOS 4 adding CoreBluetooth, Apple Watch Series 2 is getting support for connecting directly to Bluetooth low energy accessories like those that are used for glucose tracking and delivery (like that one Tim Cook was spotted wearing recently).
Apple announced the feature at WWDC and showed the Dexcom app on the Apple Watch (pictured above), a companion app for a company that makes a line of popular continuous glucose monitors. It didn’t, however, confirm support for any specific manufacturers planning to enable these new features. With a direct connection, users will be able to use these devices and other Low Power Bluetooth devices with Apple Watch for long periods of time without having to worry about having their iPhone around.
The Health app is simultaneously adding a few new related metrics that will make for a richer experience for diabetes management and blood glucose tracking. HealthKit will now have the ability to track the relative meal time to a blood glucose sample. And it’s also gaining the ability to track insulin delivery together with supported accessories:
EXCERPT from Jordan Kahn Article, June 9th 2017"