Voxiva, PositiveID develop mobile diabetes management solution

WASHINGTON Two companies announced the integration of their respective programs to develop an end-to-end wireless diabetes management solution.

PositiveID and Voxiva said Monday that they would combine PositiveID's wireless iGlucose system with Voxiva's Care4Life diabetes management program, allowing diabetics to use mobile technology to capture glucose readings, receive instant feedback on results, monitor weight, cholesterol and other biomarkers, and have tailored education content based on their results delivered directly to their mobile phones. A personal health record also can be reviewed online and participants can use the solution to decide what data should be shared with their circle of care.

"Combining a mobile glucometer with content delivered through a mobile phone offers a simple, convenient and engaging way to improve diabetes management for millions of Americans," said Justin Sims, Voxiva's CEO.

PositiveID's iGlucose system simplifies diabetes management by automatically creating blood glucose logs and trend reports, while Voxiva's Care4Life solution is a personalized, interactive mobile health service that uses text messaging, e-mail and a personalized Web portal to coach users on the steps they need to take to manage their diabetes, set and track progress toward their treatment goals and build a comprehensive record or diary that they can share with their physicians.

The companies will showcase together at the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., this week.