Glooko adds Dexcom CGM, Insulet OmniPod; Dexcom launches Android app

By Jonah Comstock
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Diabetes management software company Glooko will add its first two continuous glucose monitor and pump integrations into its offering: Dexcom's G4 CGM and Insulet's OmniPod Insulin Management System.

The company announced in March that it would begin to incorporate pumps and CGMs into its system, including those from Medtronic, an investor in Glooko's latest $16.5 million round.

“Utilizing Glooko’s remote monitoring functionality, ACOs and health systems can access risk-stratified patient data on-demand after a patient syncs his or her diabetes device to a smartphone,” Rick Altinger, Glooko’s CEO, said in a statement. “With Glooko’s addition of pumps and CGMs, care teams can better track and manage people who are starting or continuing intensive insulin therapy to improve their overall care which may ultimately improve their health outcomes.”

The integration will launch early this summer, and will add Insulet and Dexcom's data to Glooko's platform, which can already take in data from 30 different blood glucometers and a number of health and fitness devices, as well as anything that links up to Apple HealthKit.

Glooko will add two new fields to its user interface for pump users: the 'Pump Day View’ and ‘Pump Insights’. The ‘Pump Day View’ will display a patient’s basal and bolus insulin records, carb intake, exercise, and glucose readings from the patient’s CGM or blood glucose meter, while the ‘Pump Insights/Settings’ view shows the impact of pump suspends, temporary basal events, and site changes on blood glucose levels.

Dexcom also made other news yesterday, announcing that its Dexcom Follow app, which allows family members and caretakers to monitor a CGM user's insulin data remotely, will finally be available for Android users as well.

“Dexcom aims for optimal convenience and accessibility by providing our patients and their loved ones with access to the most current technology to better manage their diabetes,” Kevin Sayer, CEO of Dexcom, said in a statement. “We are excited that the Dexcom CGM glucose data is now accessible on the Android platform, enabling more users to conveniently share their glucose readings.”

Note that the Dexcom Share app has yet to launch for Android users, so for now the app is only useful for Android-using family or friends of iOS-using people with diabetes.