use; it used to have to settle and that's no
longer the case."
Among the amendments and
improvements to the system is the
increased interoperability. Which is to say
that the system is not a 'lock in', it can
'talk' to various other systems, so the
user can interface with a choice of other
healthcare systems or apps. At present
Dexcom's API (a requirement of these
inter-device or inter-software chats) is only
available in the US, but it will be here too
soon. With this, the user can grant access
to different apps, such as Nutrino, Glooko,
One Drop (all of which are available in the
UK but are not the size they are in the US).
This is in addition to Dexcom's own
software, Clarity, which gives easy access
to data analysis and includes insights,
support and notifications, as well as
Follow, Dexcom's opt-in for letting other
people see your data and results). It is also
via this API that Dexcom works with its
insulin and insulin delivery partners, Lilly,
Insulet and Tandem. With the latter two
companies, it means their insulin pumps
talk direct to Dexcom's CGM making
dosing decisions faster and simpler.
Says Leach, "We are on a continued
mission to improve performance and
convenience, have clinical impact in
terms of improving diabetes control, as
well as to offer greater connectivity and
interoperability. G6 does all these."
Kit That's Coming Soon in
the June issue will be on the
Tandem t:slim insulin pump,
due in the UK this summer.
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To see how the Dexcom
G5 Mobile works (includes
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WELL CONNECTED. The new Dexcom G6 system, with
the inserter (on the left), transmitter (front centre), app for
smartphone (back), and as seen on an Apple Iwatch (right).