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New Dexcom iPad and iPhone App.

I'm not hooked on Apple products (I refuse to get an iPhone because I'm addicted to my Blackberry), but Chris and I do love that foolish iPad.  And I love seeing apps for diabetes devices stocking the virtual shelves in the iTunes store. Makes me feel like we're busting in to the mainstream, as a community.

Which is why I'm excited to see the first app from Dexcom.  (And it's free ... as these apps should be, in my opinion.)  While I'm hopeful that future apps include a way for the Dexcom receiver to transfer data to Mac products (because running parallels on my Mac is wicked annoying), this is a great start for people who are looking for introductory information on the Dexcom system.

One of the iPad screenshots - more here.


One of the iPhone screenshots - more here.

As a seasoned Dexcom user, much of this app includes repetitive information, but there is an FAQ section with answers to questions like "What is the Maximum Distance at Which the Receiver and the Transmitter Communicate" and "What does Error 0 Mean?"  This is information that applies to both newbies and veterans of Dexcom'ing.

The app is available now, and you can click on this link to download it yourself.  A Droid version is coming soon.

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Comments

Interesting news, but I wonder what it means for for: 1) those who cannot get CGMS approved 2) those who have Android phones 3) those who use another CGMS brand. BTW, thanks for prominent conflict-of-interest disclosure, excellent work on that!

Lovely!

Want to set up a little petition for all your loyal readers who use Dexcom and a Mac? Dear Dex, we're still waiting for that Mac software. Hurry, please!

Well it's available for iOS and 'coming soon' for Android. I wonder how soon that will be. :-}

Kerri, I've downloaded it but it keeps crashing on me. I'll open up the app, but I get just a black screen. I wonder if other people are having the same problem.

Scott - I'm not surprised that Dex created an app specifically for their product. I think it's going to be a third party that creates the app that serves more than one device (aka "serves the PWD community"). And thank you re: the disclosure comment. I am big on making sure people know where my loyalties lie.

Bernard - Hopefully soon!!

Laura - I ask them about the Mac software all. the. time. It's so frustrating to not be able to use my computer unless I run it on parallels!

Holly - I just downloaded it for iPad and it was okay. Can you uninstall and reload? (I'm not good with fixing these kinds of problems. I'm sorry!!)

No worries, I just didn't know if other people were having the same problem. It might not be compatible with my iPod Touch. *sad face*

This app would be nice if Dexcom would introduce cloud based storage of Dex data like Diasend. Then we could pull up reports on the fly like at the doctor's office.

Monty - I TOTALLY agree! That's part of why I want the Animas Vibe so badly, because it would be both devices that I use, on one software, integrated. :: head explosion due to excessive glee ::

I'm a Mac, diabetes is a PC. (Or so I keep shouting on my blog hoping that someone will hear!)

We don't have a Dexcom, but we do use Abbott products and they are not making their CoPilot software Mac-compatible.

I want a cloud. A big, fluffy white cloud that will let me see on my iPhone (or iPad or Mac) when my daughter has checked her blood sugar at school or at grandma's or when my husband bravely takes both kids camping without me and also so that I can have data in one place.

I think the only reason I kept my PC and didn't upgrade to a Macbook was because of the DexCom software issue.

But I do have an iPhone so I'm going to download this app and see what's up.

Just downloaded the app. I like the frequently asked questions.

It's not the be-all-end-all but it is a good first step into the market, I think.

Dexcom app looks great, but totally agree that when Dexcom is able to play directly with my Mac, life will be easier! And the Vibe cannot come too soon to my house...

I just wanna say (mostly unrelated to this post except that it has to do with Dexcom), that I saw a Dexcom ad on TWO random websites that I visit (I started to wonder if they know who I am?!) and I flipped out when I saw you on them. I was like "I KNOW HER!!!..... sort of!!"

Holly, I'm having the same problem with it on my iPod Touch.....black screen, no info. I have uninstalled and reinstalled but it did not help. Any other suggestions?

Hi,

I got the Dexcom 4 system 5 days ago. The setup was easy, after a few hours, the glucose readings were real close to my meter readings. After 2 full days of use, I'm already very comfortable with this incredible equipment.

The issue I have is their inappropriate non caring as to the fact I have a Mac. I downloaded VMWare Fusion's emulator and loaded Vista. Well Vista recognizes the Dexcom receiver, but Dexcom software has no idea what is going on.

Talking to Dxcom is an exercise in frustration. Their engineers simply don't care.

Anyway, if anyone has any ideas on how to connect the recover, I would be excited to know.
Allen

Hi,

I got the Dexcom 4 system 5 days ago. The setup was easy, after a few hours, the glucose readings were real close to my meter readings. After 2 full days of use, I'm already very comfortable with this incredible equipment.

The issue I have is their inappropriate non caring as to the fact I have a Mac. I downloaded VMWare Fusion's emulator and loaded Vista. Well Vista recognizes the Dexcom receiver, but Dexcom software has no idea what is going on.

Talking to Dxcom is an exercise in frustration. Their engineers simply don't care.

Anyway, if anyone has any ideas on how to connect the recover, I would be excited to know.
Allen

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