Monitor your Patients’ or Loved Ones’ Glucose Levels from Mobile DeviceTuesday, October 28, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a device that’s capabilities allow a person to monitor someone’s glucose levels from their mobile device. The company, Dexcom, has created the Dexcom SHARE, an additional piece to their G4 Platinum Continuous Monitoring System.
The device will monitor the glucose levels of someone with diabetes, and the levels can be seen by up to and followed by five (5) people from their Apple device (Iphone or Touch) through a Dexcom application. This would allow a caregiver, parent or provider to view the person’s glucose levels from anywhere. The app will also send notifications of the person’s levels and trends to the people following.
This is the latest attempt to improve continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), which in turn could improve the treatment of those with diabetes. “This new device should help patients, families and care providers succeed with their overall efforts to improve diabetes control and prevent both short-term and long-term complications while preserving quality of life for patients with diabetes and their family members,” says Lori Laffel, MD, MPH, Chief of the Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Section, Joslin Diabetes Center, in Boston, MA.