#DexCom files for Smartphone Patent | #CGM

DexCom PatentDexcom Share, that little cradle that will allow the transmission of sensor data to mobile devices, is still under review by the FDA. More news from Dexcom on mobile device integration: they have filed for a patent for CGM monitoring connected to smartphones. Here’s a snippet from the announcement:

The system could contact a doctor, caretaker, or parent by text or email in the event of a blood sugar drop. It could also trigger a push notification to the patient, either telling them to eat a meal, or just setting off a specialized alarm (an illustration in the patent shows a patient setting their low blood sugar alarm to “Low” by Flo Rida.) The system could also tie into the phone’s GPS and respond to low blood sugar by recommending nearby restaurants.

For more, read the entire announcement here.

3 Replies to “#DexCom files for Smartphone Patent | #CGM”

  1. Wow. I would really like this. Sometimes when I get a low below 45 I can’t remember how to help myself. Last time I was 42, I wanted to use insulin to treat it and sent a text to my friend asking if I needed insulin or a snack. It is so scary how my brain stops working when I get below 45. This would be amazing! Thanks for telling me about it.

  2. I believe artificial pancreas researchers are working on this same kind of thing, but I’m not sure where that part of development might be right now. Still, this would be very welcome if it were eventually approved. Thanks for sharing.

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