I just got this email (although I don't know why!), but I have never heard of Tidepool.
I do know that it's been a pain to upload my G4 data (still can't do it on a Mac) so hopefully this is good news:
It’s official! Dexcom and Tidepool have entered into an agreement that will allow all applications built on the Tidepool Platform to connect to the Dexcom G4 receiver.
What does this mean for Dexcom users? A lot:
Tidepool’s Universal Device uploader is Mac and PC compatible, so you’ll be able upload your Dexcom data easily from your favorite computer.
If you use a Medtronic pump and a Dexcom CGM, you’ll be able to see all of your data in one place in Tidepool’s applications. (The Tidepool Platform can read your data from Medtronic’s CareLink platform.)
As more device makers follow suit, all of your diabetes data will show up in one place in easy-to-use apps that help reduce the burden of managing type 1.
Most importantly, this is yet another diabetes device company saying loud and clear: You own your data, and you should have choice in what applications you use to access and view that data. Asante led the way for insulin pump companies. Dexcom is now the first CGM maker. We are hopeful that Insulet (OmniPod), Tandem (t:slim), Animas (Ping) and Medtronic will follow suit soon! We’re actively talking to them all.
I did a quick search on tuDiabetes for Tidepool and found this: