The Contour Next Blood Glucose Test Strips are now available at the Diabetes Mall. These new strips work with all of Bayer's Contour Next meters, including the Contour Next EZ, the Contour Next USB, and the Contour Next Link Meter. The Link meter communicates wirelessly with Medtronic’s MiniMed Paradigm REAL-Time Revel insulin pump so it's been gaining in popularity, as have the strips. Includes:
Meters & Monitors
Due to complaints about glucose meter inaccuracy, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently developing a new standard for glucose meter accuracy.
Insulet and Johnson & Johnson announced an agreement to incorporate the OneTouch technology into the Omnipod's remote controller. The next Omnipod will have a built in blood glucose meter in the PDM, allowing you to carry one less device. Insulet already has a deal with Abbott Diabetes Care to include their Freestyle technology in their new PDM but the deal isn't exclusive. Upon release, Insulet could decide to have a separate device for each blood glucose meter technology or switch to Lifescan exclusively after the Abbott deal expires in 2013.
DexCom and Tandem Diabetes Care have a CGM Development and Commercialization Agreement to integrate the Dexcom's future generation sensor into the t:slim Insulin Delivery System. The t:slim, the first touch-screen insulin pump, has FDA approval but is not on the market yet. The announcement also mentions "future generations of the sensor", so it may be awhile before we see the systems actually working together.
Medtronic received FDA approval to sell the mySentry Remote Glucose Monitor in the U.S. on January 4, 2012.