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Dexcom is making more friends. Already having partnerships with Animas and Omnipod, Dexcom has now signed a research and development agreement with Roche Diagnostics U.S. The plan is to integrate Dexcom's continuous glucose monitor into Roche's insulin pumps so you can see trends and blood glucose data in one handheld device.
Here's an excerpt from the announcement:
A quick contact list of the big companies in diabetes, including phones numbers and links to their sites.
Taking good care of your diabetes today means avoiding other health related problems often related to diabetes in the years to come. Work with your healthcare team to design the best care plan. Use of a blood glucose monitor with blood glucose test strips will help provide valuable information to help you control your diabetes.
Although patch pumps applied directly to the skin are more available, most pumps infuse insulin from a pump reservoir through an infusion set. No single set works well for everyone, so choosing an infusion set can be difficult. The type of set shipped with a new pump is usually one manufactured by the pump company and this set may or may not be the best choice. Fortunately, there are many alternatives to choose from.
Roche acquired the durable Disetronic pump line in 2003 and then redesigned the pump and added additional features in multiple iteration.The newest, the Spirit Combo, is part of the Accu-Chek Combo Insulin Pump System. The new system includes the Spirit Combo insulin pump and the Aviva Combo blood glucose meter.