#Dexcom Investor Call #CGM Q4 2013

DexCom G4Here are some excerpts from Dexcom’s most recent earnings call as posted on SeekingAlpha.com that I found interesting. These are specific to Dexcom’s cloud based platforms and the elimination of regular fingersticking, both areas of focus in development for G5 and G6 and having pending applications to the FDA. There was also reference to studies showing the accuracy of G4 as superior to Enlite, particularly in hypoglycemia. There was much more to the call including discussion of the financial impact of pediatric approval as well as Terry Gregg’s future with Dexcom, and I invite you to read the transcript in full at SeekingAlpha.com.

Terry Gregg, CEO

…our G4 PLATINUM sensor is significantly more accurate than Medtronic’s Enlite sensor. At this time most investors are aware of the work by Boston University where Dr. Steven Russell shared comparative data from patients simultaneously wearing the G4 PLATINUM and Medtronic’s Enlite with reported MARD of 10.8% for the G4 PLATINUM and 17.9% for the Enlite.

From the question and answer section:

…And then last question is you mentioned that on the progress with G5 and G6 anything in particular on the timing of those or when we might see a regulatory submission or studies? Thanks.

Kevin Sayer – President and Chief Operating Officer

We run early phase studies on our technologies before we go to publication we are running early phase studies on several different versions of these products in the pipeline now. But as far as timing when I need to get share approved first and that is really our first foray into the Gen5 market that will be our first cloud-based mobile application where you can share your data with others.

I think once we get that approval that will trigger a lot of efforts and a lot of thoughts on our partners to how we think accelerate things and how fast we can go. So now those product lines are both in pretty heavy development right now.

And another, 

…can you separate out the specifics of G5 like what exactly will be the benefit G5 over G4 and then the same for G6?

Kevin Sayer, President and COO

G5 is going to be focused largely on connectivity, mobility and convenience. And it will come out more than likely as a series of launches rather than one big launch with the end goal of G5 being a simplified application system at the end, combined with connectivity to a phone in addition to be in connected to your receiver and cloud-based data. We’ll go there in a series of steps.

That system will use the Gen4 sensors currently configure but with new algorithms that we’ve developed over the course of the past few years that will improve accuracy and reliability.

With respect to the Gen6 system that’s our first step towards doing a couple of three things, culminating some of the calibrations, getting the replacement claim or dosing claim so you can dose insulin and then ultimately eliminating finger sticks altogether.

Tallygear for #DexCom #G4

Caleb’s been G4ing it since November. G4 Rocks. Period. Life will be even more exciting when DexCom Share is available. Like, soon, please, pretty please with sugar on top??

When Caleb used DexCom Seven Plus, he used a SPIbelt to carry the receiver. This served us well. Seven Plus needed to be on him to stay in range. He was young (started Dexcomming in first grade) so this was similar to taping it to his body to make sure it didn’t get lost. It was not overly intrusive on his expression of fashion at that age.

Caleb was a fourth grader when he started G4ing. The SPIbelt was becoming less appealing from a style perspective and Caleb was much more responsible with his diabetes devices. Also zipping and unzipping the belt to see the screen – less than ideal. And have I mentioned the range on this baby? The G4 receiver is often with me and sorry – but I wasn’t too keen on wearing the SPIbelt on a regular basis.

Enter Tallygear.

TallyGear G4

We started with Caleb’s favorite color, green, added blue for Blue Fridays, and got a couple others for fun – lightning blue and what we call lollipop – vibrant spirals. These are great – they provide an easy way for David and I to carry the receiver – we can use the strap, or the carabiner on a belt loop or attached to the strap of my bag. Caleb uses the carabiner to hang it from his baseball or dance bags. He otherwise will carry it in his pocket. Being able to see the screen through the clear case is molto bene.

Tallygear G4 FreedomYou see above David wearing it while coaching Caleb – Caleb can worry about stealing home while David plays coach and G4 moderator. What is notable in the middle picture is that there is NO receiver on Caleb (see the before photo) but G4 is still in use.

Tallygear Belt Clip

Donna from Tallygear also created a belt clip case. This clip is SOLID and it twists so the case can go horizontally or vertically. This is not Caleb’s preferred way to wear it – I see this as a great option for a more professional look for a more mature user. I like how it makes a nifty little stand to set at your desk. I can’t overemphasize the clip – it is really strong and secure; like I said: SOLID.

Donna has many other products including a new tote that includes a spot for G4 (or a phone) with the clear screen for visibility, and added space to carry other incidentals. If you have a need for a device case, I hope you will check it out. Donna has a great selection of patterns, her speed of delivery is second to none, and she is super accommodating. (Hey, I just noticed this bike case, which looks pretty nifty as well!)

If you have a Tallygear story or post, you are welcome to link it up in the comments. 

 

I Spy | Caleb Pitching

There are several difference between the photo of Caleb from Fall Ball (blue) and Spring Ball (green). One stood out to me more than the others. What stands out to you? (mine has nothing to do with baseball)

Pitching Fall 2012Pitching Spring 2013Yes, it’s the missing SpiBelt, and thus missing DexCom receiver. It’s around Coach Dave’s (dad’s) neck. Yet another example of the amazing range of DexCom G4!!!