Monday, October 8, 2012

Very Cool.



The Diabetes On-line community is all a buzz this morning with the news that the FDA approved the OK (a.k.a., clearance)for the Dexcom G4™ PLATINUM CGM.
Basically this means that for those who purchase/upgrade, etc to the Dexcom G4™ PLATINUM will be privy to a transmitter that when worn will be able to transmit within a 20 ft range to a sleek receiver; choose from a variety of different colors (not to mention alarms & melodies,) all while carrying a receiver that's only 1/2 an inch thick and works with The Dexcom Studio software.
And according to the press release:
Clinical trials report up to approximately 19 percent improvement in overall accuracy for the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM compared to the Seven Plus, and approximately a 30 percent improvement in accuracy in the hypoglycemia range (i.e., when blood glucose is less than 70mg/dl).

As far as form, function & diabetes technology go, the Dexcom G4™ PLATINUM  is looking and sounding VERY COOL.

To read the press release, click HERE.
Other posts in the diabetes blogosphere about the Dex's G4 PLATINUM can be found:
http://sixuntilme.com/blog2/2012/10/dexcom_g4_platinum_approved.html
http://portablepancreasgirl.com/2012/10/08/high-demand/
http://www.ydmv.net/2012/10/dexcom-g4-approved-in-usa-aka-dexcom.html
http://www.ardensday.com/main/2012/10/8/dexcom-g4-platinum-overview.html
http://www.textingmypancreas.com/2012/10/want.html
http://momentsofwonderful.com/2012/10/dont-it-always-seem-to-go/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dont-it-always-seem-to-go
http://www.diabetesmine.com/2012/10/newsflash-dexcoms-next-gen-platinum-cgm-approved-by-fda.html

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

How much does one of these cost?
if you have no insurance?

Denise aka Mom of Bean said...

loving the new features...and the new look...drool, drool!!
Bean will have one in time...

Sara said...

To answer anonymous you are looking at roughly $1500 for the kit and one box of sensors (a 4 pack).

With my insurance I am looking at $1364.22. What a deal!!!

Sigh.

k2 said...

Anonymous -
From what I've read, the cost of a starter kit is $1198 before insurance and a 4 pack of sensors for $349 = $1,547.
http://www.diabetesmine.com/2012/10/newsflash-dexcoms-next-gen-platinum-cgm-approved-by-fda.html

Krissy McMomma said...

Placed my order today for a PINK one! Screw the upgrade fee. I want that bad boy.

Krissy McMomma said...

Did you know that they stop shipping G3 sensors December of THIS YEAR? So if you order 3 months of supplies of sensors in December and you're not due for an upgrade until after March 2013, you're pretty much up a creek. You either have to wait or shell out the cash. That kinda stinks. Just a thought...let the hoarding begin.