The FDA approved the marketing of the first set of mobile medical apps that allow people with diabetes to automatically and securely share data from a continuous glucose monitor with other people in real-time using an Apple mobile device such as an iPhone.
The Dexcom Share Direct Secondary Displays system is the first of its kind to offer a legally marketed solution for real-time remote monitoring of a patient’s CGM data. Previously, Devices like the Dexcom Share were available through open source efforts, but were not in compliance with regulatory requirements.
Its data-sharing capability allows caregivers to a person with diabetes to monitor that individual’s blood sugar levels remotely through a legally marketed device that is available on mobile devices.
“This innovative technology has been eagerly awaited by the diabetes community, especially caregivers of children with diabetes who want to monitor their glucose levels remotely,” said Alberto Gutierrez, Ph.D., Director of the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “Today’s marketing permission paves the way for similar technologies to be marketed in the United States.”