About DexCom's Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems
Continuous glucose monitoring devices have the potential to dramatically improve a patient's ability to tightly control their glucose levels and thereby reduce the risk of long-term diabetes-related complications. On May 31, 2007, the FDA approved DexCom's second generation continuous glucose monitor, the SEVEN, and DexCom is now in national distribution with this device. DexCom's recent approval allows for the use of the SEVEN by adults with diabetes for up to seven consecutive days to detect trends and track glucose patterns, to aid in the detection of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia and to facilitate acute and long-term therapy adjustments. The SEVEN consists of three parts, a small subcutaneous sensor that measures glucose levels; a miniaturized transmitter that is water resistant and wirelessly sends glucose readings to a receiver; and a wireless receiver designed for easy viewing of 1-, 3- and 9-hour glucose trends and current glucose readings.
About Insulet Corporation
Insulet Corporation is an innovative medical device company dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes. The Company's OmniPod Insulin Management System is a revolutionary, discreet and easy-to-use insulin infusion system that features two easy-to-use parts with no tubing and fully- automated cannula insertion. Through the OmniPod System, Insulet seeks to expand the use of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) therapy among people with insulin-dependent diabetes.
Founded in 2000, Insulet is based in Bedford, MA.
DexCom, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, California, is developing an
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