iOS 8.2 brings back blood glucose tracking to Health app


Last month, Apple removed blood glucose tracking from the Health app in iOS 8 after users in UK and Australia reporting issues with the measurements taken. With iOS 8.2 beta 3, Apple has restored this functionality, fixing the issues reported by users.

The problem stemmed from Health app’s handling of the units in which blood glucose levels were entered. While everything worked fine when the unit is mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter), mmol/L (millimoles per liter) is the unit which had problems in both accepting and displaying the glucose levels.

iOS 8.2 brings back blood glucose monitoring, and supports both units of measurement.

Additionally, the Health app now also features a brief description that accompanies each category of health data. For the Glucose Content, the description reads: “Glucose–also called blood sugar–is the main sugar found in the blood and the main source of energy for your body.”


Apple announced HealthKit at WWDC earlier this year, but its launch was marred by issues, that forced Apple to ask HealthKit app developers to take their apps off the App Store. The functionality returned with iOS 8.0.1, but the release was found to cause “No Service” issues on certain devices. iOS 8.0.2 followed a couple of days later that fixed these issues.

[via 9to5Mac]