Now you can have wireless communication from the pump to the monitor. The combo system has already been approved and is in use in Europe. At the website you can view a training presentation that shows how to use it. I had to sneak over to the UK portion of the site as the US side didn’t have all the information updated yet.
The nice portion of the system is that it works undercover and is discreet. The monitor can also be connected to a computer as well. This takes diabetes management to a paperless level with a nice color display. BD
INDIANAPOLIS, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Roche (six:RO)(six:ROG)(otcqx:RHHBY) announced today that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Accu-Chek Combo system for insulin pump therapy. The Accu-Chek Combo system seamlessly combines a blood glucose meter with an insulin pump, which are able to exchange data in both directions via Bluetooth wireless technology. The meter not only enables the user to quickly test blood glucose levels: It allows for operating the insulin pump remotely and by means of an easy-to-handle bolus advisor it provides support in defining the right amount of insulin. With this the Accu-Chek Combo system not only supports a more targeted therapy management, but it also allows for a discreet insulin administration without the need to touch the pump.
About the Accu-Chek Combo system:In addition to being discreet and easy-to-use, the Accu-Chek Combo system also features:
Bluetooth technology for two-way wireless communication between the smart meter and the insulin pump;
A full-color display that brings to life blood glucose data, insulin dose information and pump settings;
A bolus advice function on the meter to allow users to easily calculate and deliver a bolus without touching the pump;
Flexibility to adjust the basal rate to as low as 0.05 units per hour - in increments as precise as 0.01 units; and
An insulin cartridge that holds up to 315 units of insulin, the largest capacity among pumps sold in the U.S.