MINNETONKA, Minn. – UnitedHealthcare is partnering with DexCom, a provider of continuous glucose monitoring solutions for diabetes management, on an individualized glucose management pilot program driven by wearable technology to help people with Type 2 diabetes manage their condition in real time. Eligible UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan participants can use the Dexcom mobile continuous glucose monitoring system to track their blood glucose levels around the clock, as well as access personalized diabetes coaching and an activity tracker to help them understand and act upon the data gathered by the CGM device. “Continuous glucose monitoring can be a game changer for people enrolled in our Medicare Advantage plans, as the data can be translated into personalized information that can be acted upon in real time,” said Brian Thompson, CEO of United Healthcare Medicare & Retirement, in a statement. Dexcom’s technology consists of a sensor that reads glucose levels just beneath the skin. A transmitter sends the data to a smartphone, which processes and displays updated data every five minutes. “The insights that CGM and this program provide can drive significant value to both patients and care providers in helping to better manage diabetes,” said Steve Pacelli, executive vice president of strategy and corporate development at Dexcom, in a statement.
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