Medicare’s smartphone restriction of Dexcom G5 hurts patients

When I first wrote about Medicare’s guidance in covering the Dexcom G5 Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), I was concerned about some wording that suggested that Medicare would not allow the use of a smartphone as a secondary display.

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Apple just announced a major upgrade for Dexcom and Apple Watch

“An exciting nugget of information for Dexcom users was hidden among more eye-catching announcements during yesterday’s Keynote Address at Apple’s WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) in San Jose. Near the end of his preview of the upcoming watchOS 4 software update for Apple Watch, Kevin Lynch (VP of Technology at Apple) briefly showed a slide that included Dexcom’s CGM watchface. He stated

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What could Apple’s “super secret” diabetes project be?

News broke earlier today from CNBC’s Christina Farr that Apple, Inc. has a small team of engineers working on creating sensors that can “non-invasively and continuously monitor blood sugar levels to better treat diabetes”. The project is allegedly far enough along in development that Apple is investigating possible regulatory pathways and performing feasibility trials at clinical sites in the Bay

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Our Guide to Diabetes Apps for iPhone and Android

The App Store is crowded with diabetes apps for both iPhone and Android, but how do you know which ones to choose? That’s why we tested them out and created a list of our favorites.

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Accu-Chek Aviva Connect adds Apple Health compatibility

In a highly anticipated move, Roche released a software update to the Accu-chek Aviva Connect iOS app introducing Healthkit support to their wireless glucose meter. As previously discussed, the integration of Healthkit within meters from the two biggest glucose meter manufacturers (Roche Accu-Chek Aviva Connect and the Lifescan Verio Sync) signals a key turning point in the evolution of the smartphone’s role in managing diabetes.

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