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Mobile Diabetes Tracker Glooko Hires CEO

Glooko, the mobile health company that tracks blood glucose levels of diabetics via an iPhone app, has hired its first CEO: Intuit Health exec Rick Altinger. He replaces co-founder and chairman Yogen Dalal, who has held the job on an interim basis. In addition, the Palo Alto, Calif., startup also added a new VP of product, Dean Lucas, who comes from Epocrates. As it brings in stronger management, Glooko also said it had received 510(k) clearance for its products from the Food and Drug Administration, including being able to offer Glooko Logbook Charts, which allows its customers to graph and analyze their results.


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