Apple to Temporarily Remove Blood Glucose Tracking From Health App

Apple to Temporarily Remove Blood Glucose Tracking From Health App

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Apple has announced that it will temporarily remove Blood Glucose tracking from the iOS 8 Health app after an issue was discovered with manually entering values.

The Health app lets you manually enter and view blood glucose values in mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter). This unit of measurement is used by a number of countries, while some other countries use mmol/L (millimoles per liter). HealthKit supports both units of measurement. However, if you measure your blood glucose using a device that displays mmol/L, those values can't be manually entered or displayed in the Health app with that unit of measurement.

Apple's solution is to remove the ability to manually enter values via the Health app until an update is released that supports both types of measurements.

To prevent confusion in countries where mmol/L is commonly used, we'll soon release a software update that will temporarily remove the ability to manually enter and view blood glucose values in the Health app while we work on an update to support both units of measurement. If you have previously entered values manually in the Health app, you'll no longer see this data in the Health app after the update. However, your data won't be deleted, and other apps with permission to read health data will still have access to blood glucose values that you previously entered.

Notably, third-party apps that interact with HealthKit will still work.

Third-party apps will continue to be able to support both units of measurement and can continue to use HealthKit APIs to store blood glucose data.

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Apple to Temporarily Remove Blood Glucose Tracking From Health App
Wtf - October 16, 2014 at 4:42pm
Can't you get anything right anymore apple???
FTW - October 16, 2014 at 5:13pm
Can't you ever make sense which was never accomplished wtf?
Nuck Chorris - October 20, 2014 at 2:38pm
@FTW: Will you ever make any sense? Will you ever leave this site?
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