January 21, 2020
One of the biggest digital health success stories of the two decades is in the diabetes space, especially the continuous glucose monitor (or CGM). The first CGM was approved by the FDA in 1999, but in the last decade we've seen CGMs become smaller, longer lasting and more comfortable, and we've seen huge strides in datasharing as CGM-phone connectivity went from novelty to commodity.
December 3, 2019
Dexcom continuous glucose monitor users and their caregivers found themselves in the dark this weekend when a key monitoring feature ceased to function with little to no warning.
The feature, called Dexcom Follow, transmits an alert when a CGM user’s blood sugar reaches a dangerous level and is often used by parents monitoring their children’s condition. When unexpected issues brought down the...
February 28, 2019
For folks managing their diabetes with Dexcom, Siri can now answer one more question: What is my glucose level? This morning Dexcom announced a slew of new companion app features for the Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitoring system, including the ability for Siri to read a user’s glucose level out loud and display graphs directly on the lock screen.
The app, which was released in 2018, will...
February 18, 2019
This morning diabetes data management company Glooko announced that two soon-to-be released Novo Nordisk connected insulin pens will now be connected to the former’s diasend platform. The connected pens are expected to launch in early 2019, and will include Novo Nordisk’s NovoPen 6 and NovoPen Echo Plus.
As part of today’s announcement Glooko also revealed a new compatibility feature for the ...
September 5, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this article failed to specify that the deal concerns Freestyle Libre Pro, rather than the consumer version, Freestyle Libre.
Livongo Health, the digital chronic disease management company founded by former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, announced today that it will be the first United States enterprise diabetes management company to bring Abbott’s Freestyle Libre...
June 22, 2018
At long last, Eversense, the implantable continuous glucose monitoring system from Senseonics, has received FDA clearance to be marketed in the United States.
“The FDA is committed to advancing novel products that leverage digital technology to improve patient care,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. “These technologies allow patients to gain better control over their...
May 5, 2017
Germantown, Maryland-based Senseonics may not be rolling in profits, but the company – which is working towards commercializing its implantable, long-term continuous glucose monitor – isn’t holding back on characterizing their position as strong.
With expanded commercial launches in Germany and Sweden, plans for a presence in eight European countries by mid-2017, a CE Mark for their second...
March 3, 2017
Implantable longterm continuous glucose monitor company Senseonics is in a better place than its financials would suggest. The company posted a net loss of $9.9 million last quarter, up from an $8.4 million loss in the year prior, and is planning to borrow about $5 million from the Oxford Silicon Valley Bank that it’s already $20 million in debt to.
But Senseonic’s potentially game-changing...
February 15, 2017
GluSense, an Israeli medical device company, announced an undisclosed investment from the JDRF T1D Fund, a recently launched VC philanthropy fund dedicated to funding early stage programs for Type 1 diabetes. GluSense is being incubated in the Rainbow Medical innovation house, a private investment company that seeds and grows medical device companies.
The company’s first product in development is...
December 7, 2016
Madison, Wisconsin-based Propeller Health, which offers a digitally-guided respiratory therapy platform, has teamed up with Medical International Research (MIR) to offer several of the Italian health technology company’s mobile and clinical spirometers alongside the Propeller system. The addition of sprirometers will give Propeller a more complete vision of the people using their platform, which...