Monday, January 7, 2008

Insulet's OmniPod(R) Personal Diabetes Manager to Integrate DexCom Continuous Glucose Monitoring Technology

Insulet and Dexcom just announced a development agreement to integrate Dexcom's continuous glucose meter into the OmniPod. As described in their press release...
" ...today they have signed a development agreement to integrate DexCom's continuous glucose monitoring technology into the wireless, handheld OmniPod System Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM). In addition to programming the patient's insulin delivery, the PDM with integrated DexCom technology will receive and display continuous glucose readings from DexCom's wearable sensor transmitter. Patients using the integrated system will have access to real-time glucose values and trended glucose information, as well as alarms to warn patients if glucose levels are rising or falling...

...Development, clinical and regulatory efforts are expected to continue throughout 2008, with an anticipated product launch in mid-2009.

The PDM with integrated DexCom technology will broaden Insulet Corporation's portfolio of diabetes management products. The development agreement between Insulet and DexCom also contemplates further work by Insulet and DexCom towards development of a closed-loop system.

The agreement is non-exclusive and does not impact any of Insulet's existing third party development agreements."

2 comments:

dadada1511 said...

When it comes time to remove an old pod, I first de-activate the old pod and then take a capful of rubbing alcohol and pour it over the adhesive portion of the pod in place. I then prepare the new site and get a new pod ready. By the time I do this (about 1 min.) the alcohol has softened the adhesive and removal is much much easier and less painful.

Anonymous said...

So you are still wearing two things on your body? Why can't it be integrated into the pod?