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2019-06-27 9:54:09 AM  
$70 for the meter isn't bad, but how much are they planning on charging for the test strips?

I go through ~150 a month (5X per day)

Those things get expensive, quickly.
 
2019-06-27 10:12:19 AM  
They already have stuff like this. My wife has a monitor that attaches to her body and tests her blood sugar at regular intervals. The results are beamed to her Apple Watch and phone. Then she tells her Omnipod what to do.

It's not quite an artificial pancreas, but we're getting close to creating a single unit that does everything.
 
2019-06-27 10:14:06 AM  
Apple being Apple, and blood sugar testing being the racket that it is, I'll bet the test strips are just as expensive as any other manufacturer's.  Besides, according to TFA, it's been designed so that users will have a "sense of love and delight" when using it.  Love and delight???  For Christ's sake, it's a farking blood glucose meter.  (Oh, and there's the bonus that they're calling it One Drop, as if that made it unique, when anyone familiar with these things knows that's not the case.)

/diagnosed with Type 2 in 1997
//have lost loved ones to both Type 1 and Type 2
///diabeetus sucks
 
2019-06-27 10:15:27 AM  
The Livongo service that I get through work comes with unlimited strips.  Of course it won't integrate with the Apple Health app.  And if Apple is trying to get into the act it probably never will.
 
2019-06-27 10:31:23 AM  
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2019-06-27 10:33:25 AM  

HedlessChickn: $70 for the meter isn't bad, but how much are they planning on charging for the test strips?

I go through ~150 a month (5X per day)

Those things get expensive, quickly.


That was my first thought, followed by how quickly someone will hack one. You know people will happily put all that info in the cloud, too.
 
2019-06-27 10:36:31 AM  
Diabeetus, cha cha cha

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2019-06-27 10:37:05 AM  

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2019-06-27 11:27:44 AM  
Just in time for my diabetes diagnosis a couple of days ago.
 
2019-06-27 12:12:34 PM  
Does each diabetes meter/device only work with their own strips?  Blood is blood, isn't it?  Do they all have proprietary shapes, or some kind of stupid DRM that Keurig 2.0 has?
 
2019-06-27 12:14:53 PM  
In before some douche criticizes this simply because it comes from Apple... oh, way too late.
 
2019-06-27 12:19:50 PM  

Slackfumasta: Does each diabetes meter/device only work with their own strips?  Blood is blood, isn't it?  Do they all have proprietary shapes, or some kind of stupid DRM that Keurig 2.0 has?


It's pretty much all proprietary.  Usually, they essentially give away the meters, and then make their money charging insane amounts for the test strips.
 
2019-06-27 12:22:36 PM  

Xanadone: Slackfumasta: Does each diabetes meter/device only work with their own strips?  Blood is blood, isn't it?  Do they all have proprietary shapes, or some kind of stupid DRM that Keurig 2.0 has?

It's pretty much all proprietary.  Usually, they essentially give away the meters, and then make their money charging insane amounts for the test strips.


Thanks for the info.  Sounds like a racket to me.
 
2019-06-27 12:26:02 PM  

bingethinker: In before some douche criticizes this simply because it comes from Apple... oh, way too late.


Oh, noes, I dared to speak against a company making an overdesigned, overpriced gadget that adds in a slew of totally unnecessary high-tech functions (not to mention the Marie Kondo-esque love and delight bullshiat).  Everything this meter does is already available in one form or another, minus the standard Apple arrogance ("One Drop", indeed. As if that were a new idea in this field).
 
2019-06-27 12:37:31 PM  

Xanadone: bingethinker: In before some douche criticizes this simply because it comes from Apple... oh, way too late.

Oh, noes, I dared to speak against a company making an overdesigned, overpriced gadget that adds in a slew of totally unnecessary high-tech functions (not to mention the Marie Kondo-esque love and delight bullshiat).  Everything this meter does is already available in one form or another, minus the standard Apple arrogance ("One Drop", indeed. As if that were a new idea in this field).


Don't forget their slogan, "Your blood has never been so smug".
 
2019-06-27 1:29:24 PM  
$1000 test strips for sure. And apple will try to backpatent the disease in 2 years.
 
2019-06-27 2:25:14 PM  
iBeetus

more like

i-C.ur- Beetus, and sell the data about it for money.
 
2019-06-27 2:52:39 PM  

Shostie: They already have stuff like this. My wife has a monitor that attaches to her body and tests her blood sugar at regular intervals. The results are beamed to her Apple Watch and phone. Then she tells her Omnipod what to do.

It's not quite an artificial pancreas, but we're getting close to creating a single unit that does everything.


Sure, but Apple can always add their own improvements on top of existing tech. Things like non-replaceable batteries, new models every year that aren't backward-compatible with your stockpile of test strips, and a pretty font to go with the already minimalist UI of other glucose meters.
 
2019-06-27 4:31:45 PM  

HedlessChickn: $70 for the meter isn't bad, but how much are they planning on charging for the test strips?

I go through ~150 a month (5X per day)

Those things get expensive, quickly.


$25 for 50

Subscription (every 3 months)

(1X Per day) $70    for 100
(2X Per day) $90    for 200
(3X Per day) $110  for 300
(4+ Per day) $140  for unlimited


This is from the OneDrop website.
 
2019-06-27 4:34:17 PM  
*One time purchase:

$25 for 50
 
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