Medtronic Discontinues The Sof-sensor CGM Sensor

Medtronic has announced that it will no longer sell its CGM Sof-sensor as of Dec. 1, 2015. Medtronic is offering no out of pocket cost conversion programs to their latest insulin pump and CGM technology, the MiniMed 530G with Enlite. Read more

When a Non-Diabetic a Wears A CGM

In the midst of all this fear and anxiety brought on by excess knowledge about my blood sugars, I began to speculate that a dystopian end-point for all this wearable technology and increased self-awareness could be a society of terrified hypochondriacs. Read more

FDA Approves Tandem’s t:slim G4 Insulin Pump with CGM

The U.S. FDA has approved Tandem’s t:slim G4 insulin pump. The t:slim G4 combines features of the t:slim Insulin Pump and Dexcom’s G4 PLATINUM CGM System into a single device that is simple to use. The t:slim G4 insulin pump is the only pump that conveniently displays CGM graphs and trend information with current insulin delivery activity together on the home screen to help make informed treatment decisions. Orders for the t:slim G4 Insulin Pump can be placed now with shipments expected to begin in October 2015. Read more

I Feel Like a CGM

My initials are JPA, not CGM.  Right?  But yet, more often than not, I feel like a continuous glucose monitor.  Like anyone who lives with or has a family member with type 1 diabetes – blood glucose numbers are a … Read more

The CGM makes life easier, but it’s no cure

Two weeks into Sacha’s use of the Dexcom continuous glucose monitor, and the excitement is over. Yes, the CGM is great. No, it didn’t make his type 1 diabetes go away. I suppose it’s like every new toy that you … Read more

Dexcom G4 PLATINUM CGM: Conference Call for the DOC

Like many of you, I woke up Monday morning to the news that the FDA had approved Dexcom’s newest generation continuous glucose monitoring system, the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM system. For me, it was a moment of mixed emotion: jubilation at … Read more

New Continuous Glucose Sensor System Developed by PositiveID

PositiveID Corporation announced that it has successfully created and laboratory-tested a stable and reproducible closed-cycle, continuous glucose sensing system that functions in the human blood fractions that are relevant to glucose analysis in the human body. PositiveID’s development of the glucose sensor, which is based on RECEPTORS LLC’s (“Receptors”) proprietary chemistry platform… Read more

Dexcom’s Irritating <55 Alarm

It pains me to vent about the amazing Dexcom, but I have a frustration. It’s the must-always-be-turned-on <55 alarm that Dexcom has built in. For starters, I love Dexcom. I hate life without Dexcom. When I’ve run out of sensors, … Read more

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