AskNadia: Is The FreeStyle Libre CGM Sensor As Accurate as Finger Pricking Blood Glucose Monitors?

Dear Nadia: I have had type-2 diabetes for more than ten years.  I was first enthusiastic about lancing to see my blood sugar levels, but this dropped off.  My doctor checked blood fasting levels about every three months.  Then, she retired. My new doctor is a proponent of A1C testing over lancing.     I recently was referred to an endocrinologist who put me on the

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Diabetes Health Podcast Interview: Dexcom’s Kevin Sayer

Dexcom- a company that has become synonymous with continuous glucose monitor systems for many diabetics, presented proof at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific confrence ,that CGM therapy helps both type 1 and type 2 people living with diabetes on multiple daily injections. The Food and Drug Administration approved Dexcom’s G5 mobile application for use on the Android platform. This is important because Dexcom’s G5

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Diabetes Health in The News: FDA Approves Dexcom’s Mobile G5

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Sep-2_-2015_-3_03_37-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to the audio recording of Diabetes Health in The News. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Dexcom G5, a Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, a first of its kind. What makes this  medical device unique? users will now have their glucose data sent directly to their smartphone or iOS-enabled device, eliminating the

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Claudia Graham- Staying Ahead of The Trend

Vice President of Global Access at Dexcom, Claudia Graham not only has type 1 diabetes, but she is someone who is professionally involved with the latest trends in media and medical devices for over two decades. The first time I was introduced to Claudia, she was on a television show. Pat Gallagher was the host and Roche Diabetes Care sponsored the show. Back in the

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Kris Freeman in Sochi: Type 1 Diabetes Skier- 4th Time Olympian

I remember first seeing Kris Freeman when he was 21 at a diabetes conference. Two years after he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Eli Lilly began sponsoring his dream of becoming an Olympic cross-country skier. During his off-season, you can find Kris at diabetes camps inspiring children to follow their dream. He is the only person with diabetes to compete in a winter endurance

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Tandem Announces Two Partnerships

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. has teamed with Dexcom to expand an existing partnership to include development of Dexcom’s latest continuous glucose monitoring system, the G4 Platinum. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the new CGM in October. In addition to a compact receiver that attaches virtually anywhere on the body, the unit features a transmitter that sounds an alarm when blood glucose levels are

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FDA Approves Dexcom’s G4

The FDA has approved U.S. sales of Dexcom’s G4TM PLATINUM continuous glucose monitor. The San Diego-based manufacturer said it is taking orders and plans to begin shipping the device to patients within the next few weeks. Dexcom says that in clinical trials comparing the G4 PLATINUM to the company’s own Seven Plus wireless CGM, the G4’s results were approximately 19 percent more accurate. It also

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