The Fitbit app has a new tool that allows you to record your daily glucose levels and asks you to enter them daily.

Taking and monitoring blood sugar is essential for people with diabetes, helping them manage their condition. Keeping them along with all the data your watch collects (such as recent workouts, sleep, and daily activity levels) helps you see how your blood sugar is affected by your lifestyle.

The app can also send directions to check your blood sugar right to your watch, so you never forget to take a reading and take it at the same time every day.

Fitbit devices cannot measure glucose on their own; instead, the Fitbit app imports readings from the OneTouch Reveal app, which connects to the Verio Reflect smart blood glucose meter. The meter shows you at a glance if your blood sugar is within your normal range and syncs the data to your phone so you can explore more data if you want.

Fitbit blood sugar

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OneTouch Reveal is the only app compatible with Fitbit at this time, but soon you will be able to sync other users' data.

Take the control

To get started, open the Fitbit app and select "Discover," then "Health and Fitness Stats." Add the “Blood Glucose” tile to your “Today” screen, then tap it to connect your OneTouch app and meter.

It is currently being rolled out to all users in the United States, in English only, and is expected to be available nationwide in late February. Hopefully soon to other territories.

As Fitbit explains, the new feature is not a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition. Instead, it is for educational purposes and can provide a useful starting point for you to talk to your doctor about lifestyle changes.

 

 

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