The FDA has approved Dexcom’s CGM remote mobile communications device: Dexcom SHARE. Dexcom SHARE, an accessory to the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, uses a secure wireless connection to transmit the glucose levels of a person with diabetes to the smartphones of up to five designated recipients, or “followers.” These followers can remotely monitor a patient’s glucose information and receive alert notifications from almost anywhere via their Apple iPhone or iPod touch. With Dexcom SHARE, parents and personal caregivers can monitor a child’s or loved one’s glucose data from a remote location, giving them peace of mind and reassurance when they are apart.
Dexcom SHARE enables glucose data to be securely shared with remote viewers:
- The Dexcom SHARE consists of a small cradle device in which the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM is docked. The cradle also functions as a battery charger for the receiver and must be connected to an electrical outlet.
- The Dexcom SHARE cradle is equipped with Bluetooth technology, enabling the device to wirelessly transmit glucose levels from the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM receiver to the Dexcom SHARE App on the patient’s Apple iPhone or iPod touch.
- The Dexcom SHARE App uploads glucose data to a secure server. Personal caregivers or parents can then remotely receive notifications about glucose levels and trends on their Apple iPhone or iPod touch.