New iPhone/iPod Touch app helps those with celiac, coliac food allergies to eat out safely
CHICAGO AllergyFree Passport and GlutenFree Passport, internationally acclaimed health education firms, launched their iEatOut Gluten & Allergen Free application for iPhone and iPod touch users.
Thanks to the new application, users can experience instant access to safe eating out by offering users the opportunity to select from one or a combination of allergens, including corn, dairy, eggs, fish, gluten, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and wheat.
After selecting the specific cuisine in question, users are able to browse detailed menu items from an array of restaurants with color-coded columns to indicate whether or not the dish “contains” or “may contain” allergens.
“Our global market research indicates that over 70% of individuals managing gluten and allergen-free lifestyles are most concerned about eating in restaurants and at social gatherings,” states Kim Koeller, president and CEO of AllergyFree Passport. “iEatOut transforms these into safe and positive eating experiences for everyone involved.”
The iEatOut application is now available through Apple’s iTunes Apps Store.
Diagnostic Devices in contract with two states for Medicaid-covered blood glucose monitoring systems
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Diagnostic Devices on Wednesday announced contracts with the states of Illinois and Missouri around Medicaid coverage of its Prodigy line of blood glucose monitoring systems and test strips.
“We will continue working with other states for coverage under their Medicaid programs, and to demonstrate to them the savings Illinois and Missouri taxpayers will realize with the Prodigy family of products,” stated Rick Admani Abulhaj, Diagnostic COO.
A recent study by University of Florida PharmD candidates found the “talking” feature of the Prodigy AutoCode meter made a “significant improvement” in overall diabetes control and compliance among patients who took part, the company noted.
The Prodigy Voice meter for blind or low-vision diabetes patients has been honored with awards from both the National Federation of the Blind and the American Foundation for the Blind, the company added.
3M acquires ACE bandages
ST. PAUL, Minn. 3M announced that it recently acquired the ACE branded elastic bandage and supports product lines and thermometer product line (and related brands) from Becton, Dickinson and Co.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“ACE is a great extension of our consumer products portfolio,” stated Gabi Sabongi, VP, R&D and new business ventures of 3M Consumer and Office Business. “ACE brings to our company an iconic brand with admirable consumer loyalty. ACE and its related brands also broaden our channels for consumer products, including the sporting goods channel.”