DexCom

By Aditi Pai August 25, 2015
The FDA has approved San Diego, California-based Dexcom for a Bluetooth-enabled continuous glucose monitor (CGM), called the G5 Mobile CGM system. Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the device had a 510(k) clearance when in fact it had a PMA approval. Unlike the company's previous connected CGM devices, the G5 Mobile CGM System has Bluetooth built right in to the...
By Jonah Comstock August 11, 2015
The old Dexcom Share, with charging cradle. DexCom has partnered with Google Life Sciences to develop the next generation of DexCom's CGM -- a device that is "the size of a dime", less expensive than current CGMs, and that the companies hope will eventually replace the fingerstick glucometer. The device is not just for people with Type 1 diabetes but also for those with Type 2 diabetes. "Our...
By Jonah Comstock August 6, 2015
The Dexcom G4 receiver Continuous glucose monitors are right now a good tool for a certain subset of people with diabetes, but there's still a majority of people, especially with Type 2 diabetes, for whom fingerstick glucometers are still the cheaper, more convenient option. Dexcom wants to change that. On a second quarter earnings call, EVP of Strategy and Product Development Steve Pacelli ...
By Jonah Comstock 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 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 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 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 February 11, 2015
Stanford Health Care, one of the few previously announced healthcare provider adopters of Apple HealthKit, has officially launched its patient-facing, HealthKit enabled iOS app this week. The new iOS 8 app, called MyHealth, integrate with Epic and with Apple HealthKit. Although Epic itself is integrating with Apple, and many hospitals rely on Epic's MyChart app and portal for patient engagement,...
By Jonah Comstock 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 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...