Tag Archive | "Diabetes"

First Look: DexCom Opens Data Platform, Launches Dev Program to Fuel Diabetes App Innovation

MHW can now confirm that DexCom, Inc. — a powerhouse in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) — is making available a public API empowering third-party developers to connect patient-authorized CGM data into a broad range of software applications.

According to the official word, this “pioneering approach to CGM data sharing is intended to enable a rich ecosystem of novel solutions and put the user in control of where and how they interact with their glucose data.”

“In launching this developer platform, Dexcom combines our CGM data expertise with the creativity of the developer ecosystem to enable new solutions and business models in the treatment and management of diabetes,” said Annika Jimenez, Senior Vice President of Data, Dexcom. “Dexcom believes in data mobility and customer choice. It also believes that the API opens up opportunities to drive Dexcom CGM data into the heart of new digital solutions for payers, providers, and most importantly people with diabetes.”

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Fitbit, Dexcom to Develop Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Experience

MHW learned Thursday that Fitbit — a leading global wearables brand — and DexCom, Inc. — a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for people with diabetes — have cemented a new collaboration to develop and market products to help people better manage their diabetes and get a more complete picture of their overall health with easy-to-use mobile tools.

The first planned initiative is to bring Dexcom CGM data to Fitbit’s new smartwatch, Fitbit Ionic.

Through this experience, Dexcom CGM users on either Android or iOS devices would be able to see both activity and glucose levels, right on their wrist.

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Roche Releases New Diabetes Product

Roche Diabetes Care has just announced the launch of the Accu-Chek Guide System, a new blood glucose meter and SimplePay savings program “designed to help make managing diabetes surprisingly simple and more affordable.”

It is reported that over 29 million Americans are now living with diabetes.

S recent survey of 500 U.S. adults with diabetes revealed that 62 percent of those surveyed would better manage their diabetes if supplies were more affordable and 58 percent admitted to cutting corners to save money.
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Impressive Results Seen with Valeritas’ V-Go Wearable Insulin Delivery Device

Technology is once again changing lives for people with diabetes everywhere.

On Monday, Valeritas Holdings, Inc. announced that clinical data demonstrating use of its V-Go Wearable Insulin Delivery Device results in significant savings to the pharmacy budget, reductions in A1C and insulin requirements and overall improved treatment outcomes for patients with diabetes.

Results from two analyses will be presented at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 22nd Annual International Meeting during a poster session on Tuesday, May 23 from 3:45 – 7:45 p.m. EDT in Boston.
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One Drop Experts Becomes First Digital Diabetes Education Program Recognized by ADA

One Drop recently confirmed to MHW that its mobile diabetes education and coaching program, One Drop | Experts, has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education and Support.

We’re told that One Drop | Experts is the first and only digital therapeutics program to receive this recognition, identifying One Drop | Experts as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.

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WellDoc and the Healthy Trucking Association of America Partner to Address Diabetes in Trucking Industry

Biotech Veteran Named New President of WellDocDigital health leader WellDoc and the Healthy Trucking Association of America (HTAA) announced their partnership to help truckers living with diabetes.

The development also corresponds with the news that WellDoc unveils its consumer diabetes health app, BlueStar C, which is designed to aid individuals living with diabetes to manage their chronic condition.

Both organizations, through this initial launch, will introduce BlueStar C to truckers and fleets at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky, which takes place from March 23-25.
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Michigan Medicine, MedImmune Team to Tackle Diabetes and Metabolic Disease Research

Livongo Health, Liaison Technologies Team Up to Fight DiabetesmHealthWatch learned today that Michigan Medicine and MedImmune, a global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, have entered into a three-year research alliance to identify potential new therapies for the prevention and treatment of diabetes, obesity and related metabolic disorders.

The organizations say they are combining their research expertise “to explore how the central nervous system and peripheral tissues rely on each other in these three major disease areas.”

In addition, researchers will develop and utilize cutting-edge technologies to study genetic models in order to understand and identify targets for the treatment of diabetes and related diseases.
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