DexCom Share Approved by the FDA

Announced today that the much anticipated DexCom Share has been FDA approved, does not require a prescription, will begin shipping on October 22nd, but is not covered by insurance. Cost is $299

You can read the full news release here: MarketWatch

More directly quoted from the Dexcom website:

"Through secure wireless connections, Dexcom SHARE allows remote viewing of glucose levels, trends and data between the person with diabetes and their spouse, grandparent or other loved ones from an Apple iPhone® or iPod Touch® .

Sharing is caring, so whether you’re in college, you live in another state, or you’re going on a business trip, Dexcom SHARE is there to keep you and your loved ones connected and informed.

Things you need to use Dexcom SHARE:

1.iPhone (4S or later) or iPod Touch (5th generation or later) with the Dexcom Share App. (You can download the app at no charge from the Apple App Store.)
2.Dexcom G4 Platinum Receiver placed in the Dexcom SHARE Cradle (kept within 20 feet from the transmitter)
3.The Dexcom SHARE Cradle must be plugged into an electrical outlet and must be within [range] to connect to the iPhone’s Bluetooth.
4.Internet service (Wi-Fi or cellular) where you plan to put the Dexcom SHARE Cradle.
5.Followers that have an iPhone (4 or later) or iPod Touch (5th generation or later), so they can follow you. (They will have to download the Dexcom Follow app at no charge from the Apple App Store.)

Other things to Note:

◾Service terms and conditions are subject to change. Any changes will be communicated with a 30 Day notice.
◾Only purchase one Dexcom SHARE Cradle per Dexcom G4 Platinum Receiver. We discourage purchasing multiple systems for different locations, as you would have to un-pair and re-pair your Dexcom G4 Platinum Receiver to each cradle when switching.
◾No prescription is required for the Dexcom SHARE Cradle.
◾The Dexcom SHARE is not covered by insurance.
◾The Dexcom SHARE System is currently not available for the Android platform.
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I never really understood why companies limit themselves to less than 50% of the US smartphone market by only providing Apple compatible products. Worldwide it's more like 25%.