The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first continuous glucose monitoring system sends glucose data directly to a smartphone without the need to carry a separate receiver. The Dexcom G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System has wireless Bluetooth technology built into the device transmitter.
The new transmitter sends glucose information directly to an app on iOS-enabled devices for real-time diabetes management. Android applications will follow early next year, the company said. Like its predecessor, the G4 PLATINUM CGM with Share, users can also select up to five designated recipients, or “followers”. These followers can remotely monitor a patient’s glucose information and receive alert notifications.
The G5 Mobile system is anticipated to begin shipping in late September 2015.