MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) landed FDA approval for its mySentry remote glucose monitor, which delivers real-time insulin pump stats and glucose trends.
The Minneapolis, Minn.-based medical device titan’s system links with the MiniMed Paradigm insulin pump to allow caregivers to set alarms and remotely monitor patients’ glucose levels.
"Many of the parents of our patients wake up a couple of times every night to check their child’s blood sugar level and even that may not be enough to prevent episodes of severe hypoglycemia," Deputy director of the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation Dr. William Tamborlane said in prepared remarks. "Advances in continuous glucose monitoring, including remote monitoring like mySentry, have given parents an added level of protection from dangerous nighttime hypoglycemia occurring in their sleeping child, as well as a means to improve their quality of life."
Nearly 75% of severe hypoglycemic episodes in children happen at night, according to the company.
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