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Diabetes app Glucose Buddy now supports Dexcom CGM devices
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Azumio introduces Meal IQ and Dexcom G6 integration into the leading diabetes app

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Azumio, the company behind leading diabetes app Glucose Buddy is working together with Dexcom to bring continuous glucose monitoring to its users. This technology, developed by Dexcom and available by prescription in the US and other countries, greatly simplifies blood glucose monitoring, especially for people with Type 1 diabetes. Instead of users having to prick their finger several times a day, they instead wear a small patch that automatically reads their glucose level every few minutes and sends the data via bluetooth to a connected app. Now, Glucose Buddy users with Dexcom G6 devices will be better equipped to manage their diabetes and understand how their food choices, exercise, sleep and other factors impact their glucose level.

Along with Dexcom's continuous blood sugar monitoring integration, Azumio also introduces a new AI based feature inside the Glucose Buddy app, Meal IQ. The feature is based on automatic food image recognition techniques using deep learning and full nutritional knowledge graph. Combined with Dexcom CGM readings, Meal IQ provides a grade based on changes in blood glucose level, and learns how particular food, timing and quantity affect an individual user. Overtime, Meal IQ will enable users to consistently make better food choices and help maintain healthy blood glucose and A1c values.

"Our vision for the Glucose Buddy app has always been to build great technology to simplify and improve the lives of people with diabetes," said Tom Xu, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Azumio.

About Azumio

Azumio has pioneered advanced mobile health solutions to help people reach their individual fitness goals. The company also provides AI solutions to other developers through their API services such as Calorie Mama Food API, a dedicated service for food image recognition using deep learning. Based in Palo Alto, California, Azumio is venture-backed by Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, and Accel Partners.

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