diabetes management

By Dave Muoio 02:48 pm July 13, 2020
UnitedHealth Group announced plans this morning to distribute a device-driven diabetes management model to 230,000 employer-sponsored members with Type 2 diabetes at no additional cost. The pilot program, called Level2 by UnitedHealthcare, provides members with a Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor (CGM) that connects to their smartphone, a Fitbit activity tracker, personalized coaching and...
By Dave Muoio 02:37 pm June 15, 2020
The American Diabetes Association's 80th Scientific Sessions kicked off this weekend, and a handful of diabetes management device-makers and service providers highlighted new data as part of the virtual clinical conference. Read on for summaries of the studies and findings, as well as links to the online abstracts. Onduo Verily-backed diabetes management service Onduo, which combines a mobile app...
By Mallory Hackett 09:54 am June 9, 2020
A new study published in US Endocrinology found Abbott’s continuous glucose monitoring system, the FreeStyle Libre, demonstrated significant cost savings for diabetic care compared to traditional fingerstick testing.  Abbott’s system uses flash continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) through a sensor placed to the back of the upper arm, and lasts for up to 14 days. The device automatically collects...
By Dave Muoio 03:03 pm April 21, 2020
Digital diabetes-management company One Drop announced last week that it has acquired the assets, IP and certain staff of Sano Intelligence, the maker of a non-invasive connected CGM patch. The terms of this asset purchase were not disclosed. Sano was founded in 2011, and over the course of the decade raised approximately $20 million from investors such as Fitbit, Intel Capital, True Ventures and...
By Dave Muoio 04:06 pm March 12, 2020
Together in perfect harmony. Dexcom and Welldoc have kicked off a new collaboration that will provide Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor users with data-analysis insights from Welldoc's digital diabetes management product, BlueStar. These insights include information on how lifestyle factors such as activity, nutrition, sleep and medication adherence are affecting a user's glucose levels. “Now...
By Dave Muoio 02:26 pm March 3, 2020
It was another strong quarter for the ever-growing Livongo Health, which yesterday reported to investors a 137% rise in year-over-year Q4 revenue from $21.2 million to $50.2 million. Full-year revenues followed a similar path, growing 149% from $68.4 million in 2018 to $169.9 million in 2019. “Livongo finished the year with excellent momentum, exceeding all of our guidance metrics, achieving...
By Dave Muoio 03:22 pm February 26, 2020
Type 2 diabetes patients who received a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system as part of a virtual diabetes clinic program improved their HbA1c and near-uniformly said they were comfortable self-inserting a sensor with guidance from a remote coach, according to study data presented by Onduo at an academic conference last weekend. Further, while more than half of the study’s nearly 600...
By Dave Muoio 11:31 am January 16, 2020
Bigfoot Biomedical, a diabetes startup looking to automate insulin delivery via a connected insulin pen, has kicked off its Series C round with an initial tranche of $45 million. The raise is headed once again by Abbott, with prior backers Quadrant Capital Advisors, Senvest Capital, Janus Henderson and Cormorant Asset Management pitching in once again. Alongside the news of its raise, Bigfoot...
By Laura Lovett 02:13 pm January 13, 2020
Dexcom’s G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring system will soon be integrated with Livongo’s platform, thanks to a new partnership between the two diabetes-focused companies.  G6 users who are also Livongo members will be able to sync their device to the Livongo platform, which will be able to give users insights and health nudges about their behavior based on the CGM reading. The system will also be...
By Dave Muoio 02:13 pm December 16, 2019
The FDA announced Friday a De Novo clearance for an interoperable automated glycemic controller device for use in a hybrid closed-loop diabetes management system. Tandem Diabetes Care’s Control-IQ Technology acts as a new feature for the company’s t:slim X2 insulin pump (which was also cleared by the FDA back in February). The controller algorithm allows the pump and its connected system to...