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Updated for Dexcom Share FDA approval DexCom, headquartered in San Diego, California, is focused on developing technology for continuous glucose monitoring to improve the lives of people with diabetes. Their DexCom STS system was approved by the FDA on March 27, 2006. Since then, Dexcom has upgraded their system to the new Dexcom G4 Platinum. In February of 2014, the FDA approved a pediatric version of the G4 for children ages 2-17. The sensors may be placed in the upper buttocks or abdomen for children but parents are cautioned to not depend solely on the CGM for readings.
The Apple Watch and its operating system iOS 8 holds great promise for people with diabetes when it and the iPhone finally connect wearers to Apple’s Health software. With Android options also rapidly developing, these advances hold great potential for easy passage of diabetes data between devices so it can benefit people with diabetes and their health care providers. The question we really want answered is when will the meter, pump and CGM talk to each other?
Can you see diabetes in a mirror? What does it look like? Is what we see in the mirror a reflection of reality or our interpretation of reality? Well I can tell you thirty-eight stories about female diabetic movers and shakers who chose to see the realities of living with diabetes in their mirrors and decided to go on ahead and live their dreams in tandem with their diabetes.
Glooko, a glucose management system for physician offices and health care systems, announced the launch of a new product called the MeterSync Blue. This device adds Bluetooth capabilities to more than 30 popular glucose meters, allowing you to connect and transmit your readings to the Glooko platform on Android or Apple devices. This then transfers your glucose readings to the cloud for analysis. The MeterSync Blue allows your meter to communicate with your phone up to 15 feet away. Most meters will still need a serial cable connection with the MeterSync but Accu-Chek meters will connect to it wirelessly. This approach allows patients to use the Bluetooth functionality and convenience without having buy a new meter.