DexCom Inc. on Monday announced that U.S. regulators approved its glucose-monitoring system designed to diabetics manage their blood-sugar levels.
DexCom said its STS Continuous Glucose Monitoring System consists of a tiny wire-like sensor that is inserted by the patient just under the skin.
The sensor continuously measures glucose levels, which are transmitted wirelessly to a cell phone-like receiver, DexCom said. The receiver provides patients with real-time glucose measurements and alerts them about high and low glucose levels.
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