LifeScan introduces talking glucose meter in India

MUMBAI, India — LifeScan on Thursday kicked off the global launch of its new blood-glucose monitoring device specifically designed to make self-monitoring simple.

Called OneTouch SelectSimple, the blood-glucose monitor is the first meter to be launched with audio alerts, according to the company. There are two alerts corresponding to high and low glucose levels. These alerts automatically go off whenever the readings cross the cut-off limits. The product also has visual alerts via the use of arrows on screen, as well as a high-low alarm reference card where the patients can put down their readings and maintain a record.

“One of the key barriers to self-monitoring that still remain is the lack of confidence in self-care technology," stated Annaswamy Vaidheesh, managing director for Johnson & Johnson Medical India. "The SelectSimple system helps satisfy the previously unmet needs of a large group of people with diabetes who can now test their blood-glucose levels with ease and confidence with high levels of accuracy and precision.”

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