MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 23, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - LabStyle Innovations and Auto Control Medical today announce the Canadian launch of the Dario Diabetes Management Solution, a compact all-in-one system that helps people with diabetes monitor blood sugar levels and proactively manage their disease using their smartphone or tablet.
Approved by Health Canada, Dario connects via headphone jack to turn a mobile device into a glucose monitor, and comes equipped with a lancing device and test strips to take blood samples on the spot. It provides the diabetes patient's real-time and historical blood glucose data to spot patterns, recommend treatments and support behavior changes. Its web interface also makes it easy to get upgrades and share health information with healthcare providers and loved ones.
"With Dario, diabetes management is not only about generating accurate blood glucose measurements, but about self-management and providing practical information, analysis and suggestions to help those with diabetes make better-informed decisions and improve their lifestyle," explains Erez Raphael, president and CEO of LabStyle Innovations.
"We believe patients and healthcare providers will benefit from Dario's unique features," says Robert Burgy, president of Auto Control Medical, the exclusive distributor of Dario in Canada. "With the ability to track their food intake and insulin use, people will have a better understanding of how to optimally manage their diabetes, all through the smartphone they've always got with them."
As an all-in-one system, Dario combines a lancing device to obtain a blood sample, a proprietary disposable test strip cartridge with 25 strips, and a glucose meter that's driven via the user's mobile device. Unlike conventional glucose monitors, there is no carrying case or batteries to replace, and the system works on both Apple and Android devices.
Dario's suggested price is $39.95 and will be available at selected pharmacies like London Drugs and through www.mydario.ca.
About Auto Control Medical
Auto Control Medical is a privately owned Canadian company with a focus on self-monitoring products. Headquartered in Mississauga Ont., it distributes health monitoring products through pharmacies and homecare stores coast to coast.
About LabStyle Innovations
LabStyle Innovations Corp. develops and commercializes patented technology, providing consumers with laboratory-testing capabilities using smart mobile devices. Its flagship product is the Dario™ Diabetes Management Solution. Led by an experienced management team with vast software, medical device and technology experience, LabStyle Innovations is also guided by a world-class board of directors and scientific advisory board.
SOURCE Phenix Communications
Image with caption: "With Dario™, your glucose meter is your smartphone. Dario is a personalized, pocket-sized all-in-one glucose meter that lets you monitor blood sugar levels wherever you are in seconds on our easy-to-use mobile application. (CNW Group/Phenix Communications)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150623_C2733_PHOTO_EN_18278.jpg
For further information: For further information about Dario, visit www.mydario.ca or contact: Walter Damen, Phenix Communications, 450-951-2101 or [email protected]; Robert Burgy, Auto Control Medical Inc., 905-814-6350 x302 or [email protected]