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Ascensia bets on CGMs

As part of partnership, company provides up to $50M in financing to Senseonics

BASEL, Switzerland – Ascencia’s new partnership with Senseonics is a big nod to continuous glucose monitors as the next best step in diabetes management.

Medtronic makes ‘strategic’ acquisition in diabetes market


DUBLIN and SAN DIEGO – Medtronic plans to acquire Companion Medical, the manufacturer of InPen, a smart insulin pen system paired with an integrated diabetes management app.

Ascensia partners with Senseonics on implantable CGMs


BASEL, Switzerland – PHC Holdings Corporation and Ascensia Diabetes Care have announced a strategic partnership with Senseonics Holdings, Inc., a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of long-term, implantable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems for people with diabetes.

Diabetes prevention program aims to help pharmacies build brand


YARMOUTH, Maine – In many parts of the country, community pharmacists are often the most accessible health care providers, says the National Community Pharmacists Association. That’s a big reason why the association was recently awarded a contract by the Centers for Disease Control to help independent pharmacies prevent Type 2 diabetes, says John Beckner, NCPA’s senior director of strategic initiatives.

FDA approves Libre 2


ABBOTT PARK, Ill. – Abbott has received Food and Drug Administration clearance for its Freestyle Libre 2.

DarioHealth signs initial RPM contracts


NEW YORK – DarioHealth has signed its first two remote patient monitoring contracts.

Dispatches from the dining room: Unicorn days and a connected future

Monday, June 1, 2020

Today was a unicorn day.

What do I mean by that? In diabetes parlance, a unicorn is a blood sugar reading of 100. No scientific reasoning that I’m aware, it’s just a nice, round number, generating excitement not unlike that of aperfect score on a school test.


AdaptHealth makes diabetes play, with emphasis on tech


PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – AdaptHealth execs say recurring revenue streams and a focus on connected health care made a recent pair of acquisitions doubly attractive.

Plans buy into insulin savings model


WASHINGTON – More than 1,750 standalone Medicare Part D prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans with prescription drug coverage have applied to offer lower insulin costs through the Part D Senior Savings Model for 2021

Medtronic offers pandemic assistance


DUBLIN – Medtronic has expanded its Medtronic Assurance program for U.S. customers who lose their jobs and health insurance due to COVID-19. Current eligible customers can receive a three-month supply of sensors, infusion sets and reservoirs at no cost.