CGM

By Jonah Comstock 07:44 am June 5, 2015
Medtronic has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its MiniMed Connect device, which allows users of Medtronic's continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and insulin pump to view data from those devices on their smartphone. At the same time, Medtronic announced a partnership with Samsung to optimize the viewing of this CGM and pump data. The MiniMed Connect device is a keychain-sized device that users of...
By Jonah Comstock 09:38 am June 3, 2015
The Dexcom Follow Android App 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...
By Jonah Comstock 10:26 am May 6, 2015
Dexcom was one of the first companies to announce that it would have an Apple Watch app, and a recent FDA guideline made it clear that, as a secondary display device for a cleared CGM, the Apple Watch app wouldn't require its own clearance. But users of other smartwatches, including the Pebble Watch and the Android devices have also had access to Dexcom CGM readings, just not through an...
By Jonah Comstock 04:32 am March 17, 2015
Diabetes management platform Glooko has raised $16.5 million in a round led by Canaan Partners. The round also included a strategic investment from Medtronic as well as funding from additional investors The Social+Capital Partnership and Samsung. Glooko began by making a cord that connected various glucometers to a user's smartphone. Over time, the company has moved from a connector chord to a...
By Jonah Comstock 06:35 am February 9, 2015
Dexcom's Apple Watch app will be ready to go when the device launches in April, the company told the Wall Street Journal. The app, which will not need to seek pre-market approval from the FDA thanks to a recent reclassification, will allow the Apple Watch to serve as a secondary display device for the Dexcom G4 (and upcoming G5) continuous glucose monitor system. The primary display will remain...
By Jonah Comstock 08:24 am January 28, 2015
The Dexcom G4 receiver, which will have an "identical" form factor to the forthcoming Bluetooth version. In a call to investors days after its app won FDA approval, Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer shared some of the company's follow-up plans for its new smartphone-connected continuous glucose monitor, including Android and smartwatch apps and apps that will run some analytics on the CGM data. Dexcom...
By Jonah Comstock 08:56 am January 26, 2015
The old Dexcom Share, with charging cradle. Dexcom has received approval from the FDA for a new version of its smartphone connected Dexcom Share platform that will eliminate the docking cradle and allow a patient's continuous glucose monitor data to be transferred directly to a user's smartphone, as well as the smartphones of up to five friends or caretakers. Dexcom Share got clearance in...
By Aditi Pai 06:31 am January 12, 2015
At CES 2015, continuous glucose monitor (CGM) maker Dexcom presented a demo of what Dexcom's CGM readings would look like on the Apple Watch, according to a report from diaTribe. The app interface will look similar to the Dexcom Share app, the company's FDA-cleared app that syncs with a hub to collect glucose readings. And data sent to the Apple Watch would also be available via Apple's HealthKit...
By Jonah Comstock 12:40 pm October 20, 2014
Dexcom Share, a cradle device that will allow users to send data from a Dexcom continuous glucose monitor to multiple smartphones, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA. The system is designed to help parents and caregivers remotely track the glucose of a child, elderly parent, or spouse when the diabetes patient is at home or stationary. “Dexcom Share represents a significant advance in...
By Brian Dolan 09:29 am April 30, 2014
Three former Dexcom employees left the company last year to form a new venture, Glucovation, which is developing a direct-to-consumer, wearable device that continuously senses glucose for people trying to lose weight or improve their athletic performance. The Glucovation team is headed up by Dexcom's former senior technical director for R&D, Robert Boock, who was in charge of that company's...