Medtronic has announced a partnership with connected health provider Fitbit to integrate health and activity tracking to physicians and care teams for patients living with diabetes. With this integration, patients with Type 2 diabetes will be able to monitor their glucose levels and physical activity data via Medtronic’s iPro(TM)2 myLog mobile app. Together, the partnership will provide meaningful insight on how exercise impacts glucose levels for more effective diabetes care management.
Importance of Tracking Glucose Levels
Maintaining and tracking glucose levels is critical to effectively managing diabetes. For people living with Type 2 diabetes, understanding how exercise affects glucose levels is a critical element to proper glucose management and long-term health. Additionally, many patients are manually tracking and recording their physical activity, requiring them to recall and communicate that information to their physician from memory.
The iPro2 myLog mobile app will allow Type 2 diabetes patients to easily combine data generated by their Fitbit activity tracker and Medtronic’s iPro2 professional CGM system, eliminating the need to enter physical activity data manually, and provide a clear understanding of how exercise impacts glucose levels. MyLog will simplify the sharing of information with a patient’s healthcare team, and facilitate productive discussions about care and the benefits of exercise on diabetes management.
“We believe monitoring glucose is a critical element in the management of diabetes and therefore, glucose should be included among other vital signs. As such, it has never been more important to increase the collaboration between healthcare and technology to simplify daily diabetes management for the 29 million patients living with Type 2 diabetes in the United States,” said Laura Stoltenberg, vice president and general manager of Non-Intensive Diabetes Therapies at Medtronic. “By creating a connection between physical activity and glucose levels, our iPro2 myLog mobile app solution provides new tools and insights, so that physicians can optimize therapy and patients can better understand how to manage their diabetes. By helping people with diabetes implement lasting lifestyle changes, this partnership underscores our commitment to transforming diabetes care, together, for greater freedom and better health.”