Meters & Monitors

Dexcom

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.

Other Monitors - SenseWear

BodyMedia, the parent company of SenseWear, specializes in devices that monitor the body and provides information about the health and behavior of the person wearing the device. Their devices help patients take a more proactive approach to preventing the onset of health issues like obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and more by tracking a person's calorie burn, nutrition, sleep, weight, and a host of other health and lifestyle parameters.

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