What's Your Hydration IQ?

This new "smart bottle" helps consumers track daily water consumption by measuring and reminding consumers to drink more often. IQhydr8 technology is in the bottle's cap and can be used as a tool to help "take care of yourself."

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (PRNewswire-USNewswire) — The American Diabetes Association (Association) is excited to announce, in collaboration with Jerry Sweeney, creator of the Space Bag, the unveiling of the IQhydr8. What distinguishes this innovative smart hydration system from products of its kind is its abilities to help measure and keep track of how much water a consumer drinks each day and reminds them to drink more often. 

"There has been a lot of focus on eating a healthy diet, but many people don't consider the health effects of what they drink," said Stephanie Dunbar, Director, Nutrition and Medical Affairs, American Diabetes Association. "The IQhydr8 is a unique approach to encourage everyone to drink more water instead of sugary drinks.  Avoiding sugary drinks is important not only for people with diabetes but those without diabetes."

Features of the IQhydr8 include:

  • Hydrate reminder: A friendly chime reminds people to hydrate consistently.
  • Double-duty mouth guard cover: Protects spout and swings up for easy drinking or carrying.
  • Spill-proof seal: Valve button opens spout for drinking and closes automatically when released.
  • Food-grade materials: 100 percent Dow Corning silicone and Tritan™ container that are dishwasher safe when the patent-pending electronic smart disk is removed
  • Unique Design: Avoids the use of a drinking straw, gaskets and crevices where bacteria can form

"The IQhydr8 is the first smart bottle of its kind; with the technology in the bottle's cap, you don't even need to remember how much you're drinking," said Jerry Sweeney, inventor of the IQhydr8. "It's another tool to help you take care of yourself. Water is an essential nutrient, and replenishing it is critical every day, especially when you're working hard to increase physical activity and live a healthier lifestyle."

It can be hard to forego tasty beverages in favor of water, but with the IQhydr8 there is no need for artificial chemicals or artificial flavorings to improve the taste.  The IQhydr8 bottle makes it easy to add a few squirts of lime or lemon, a slice of cucumber, some freshly peeled ginger or diced mint leaves.

A minimum of $1 from the sale of each product will be donated to the Association. For more information on the IQhydr8, visit http://www.iqhydr8.com.

To purchase an IQhydr8 water bottle, please visit diabetes.org or call 1.800.DIABETES.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

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