August 31, 2015

Sanofi and Google Life Science Team Up

Sanofi and Google announced and agreement to work jointly on diabetes projects report Boolmberg and Wall Street Journal report and a press release. 

Sanofi's press release states the two companies will:

- Will work together on new digital technology and tools for diabetes -

- Aim to use data and miniaturized technology to provide patients with more tools to self-manage their disease, healthcare professionals with the ability to better support and treat patients -

- Strive to shift from episodic, event-driven diabetes care to continuous, value-based care

Bloomberg quote Google saying:
“Diabetes is the first disease we’re focusing on as we become an independent company,” Google said in the statement. “We’re announcing a new partnership with Sanofi to move technology out of the lab more quickly and work on better ways for patients and physicians to collect, analyze, and understand all the multiple sources of information that impact diabetes management.”

August 25, 2015

FDA Approves Dexcom G5®

FDA Approves Dexcom G5® Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System


First and Only Fully Mobile CGM System Allows Adults and Children as young as 2 years old to Conveniently and Discreetly Monitor and Share Glucose Levels
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dexcom, Inc., (NASDAQ:DXCM), a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Dexcom G5® Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System. With wireless Bluetooth® technology built into the device transmitter, the G5 Mobile CGM System is the first and only fully mobile CGM system approved by the FDA for both adults and children as young as 2 years of age that sends glucose data directly to a smartphone, freeing users from the need to carry a separate receiver. The new transmitter securely sends vital glucose information directly to an app on iOS-enabled devices for real-time diabetes management. Android applications will follow early next year. Like its predecessor, the G4 PLATINUM CGM with Share, users can also select up to five designated recipients, or "followers." These followers can remotely monitor a patient's glucose information and receive alert notifications from almost anywhere.
"Dexcom is rapidly advancing technology for continuous glucose monitoring devices to improve diabetes management. Since January, the company has introduced the G4 PLATINUM CGM with Share, apps to enable the first CGM on the Apple WatchTM and now the Dexcom G5® Mobile CGM. These advances are making diabetes management more convenient and flexible than ever before," stated Kevin Sayer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dexcom. "We are excited for the promise this new technology holds for patients and caregivers."
About the Dexcom U.S. G5 Mobile Launch
  • The G5 Mobile system is anticipated to begin shipping in late September 2015.
  • All purchasers of a G4 Platinum with Share system from August 1, 2015, until the G5 Mobile system is shipped, will be eligible to receive a no-cost upgrade to the G5 Mobile system.
  • There will be a low cost cash upgrade to the G5 Mobile system for those patients who are still under warranty with their existing system.

August 21, 2015

Three Quick Things

... before I check out for the weekend.

All are about pregnancy and diabetes. So they don't apply to me but they are wonderful efforts, doing good things and they should get shout outs.

The Plaid Journal:

PLAID is cool. PLAID is an open access, peer-reviewed, research journal that aims to encourage dialogue among people living with and inspired by diabetes.

They're doing an issue on "Pregnancy & Diabetes." The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2015.

JDRF has a lovely toolkit for pregnancy and Type 1 diabetes. 

"This guide provides information for parents-to-be or future parents-to-be with T1D—explaining the disease management goals for pregnancy and reviewing how to obtain the best possible support from healthcare providers at every stage."

MyGlu has a survey about preconception, pregnancy, and childbearing at  Help them out, take the survey.