I have seen the screen prints how it will look when integrated.  They already have a button planned to pull up the Dex screens.

 

How soon will the roll out be?  Any guesses?

Have they had FDA approval for this yet?

Have they yet started the paperwork for the FDA?

 

I cannot wait to be able to only carry the PDM in my purse and not on my waise!!

 

FREE THE WAIST!

 

Thanks, Sheryl

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I want to know too. I just received my OmniPod today and I'm really looking forward to trying out the Dexcom!
My understanding is that the DexCom/OmniPod integration is more than a software update. The current PDM will not work with DexCom. We will have to buy a new PDM.
I was on the earnings call and they stated that the paperwork has been filed by Dexcom and that it would be several months give or take a month to get through the FDA...

You might want to check if there is a transcript of the last investor meeting to verify.

I want this as well! Just started wearing the dexcom and love the real time trending...
I had heard that Dexcom submitted paperwork in early May. It's gotta be approved and whatnot but I believe they are hoping for late in quarter 3 this year (end of summer / beginning of fall). Of course, it all depends on approval time and then I'm not sure what the logistics of the roll-out will be... but there is hopefully an end in sight!
Will you still have to have the PDM on your waist in order to receive the real time? That's what I've been wondering, because the Dex receiver is lighter than the PDM and if you have to wear one . . .
A few weeks ago Omni Pod had a DFW event and the Chief of Engineering of Insulet, Luis, was there. He gave a similar presentation to the one posted on here several months ago.
He had the I Dex with him, that is the name as they said there, and did not say not to repeat it, so I hope Im not telling too much....

The IDex he did have was hooked to a dummy transmitter and showed the #s on the PDM.

The Omni Pod Rep, Rainne said that they were going to do trails through the Endocrine Associates in Dallas. That should last a month. They want to make sure there are no glitches/ customer services is up to speed, etc.

They also had the smaller pod, and let me tell you it is small :D .

I have no dates for either release, its not as soon as I was hoping, but I am hoping on by Christmas now as I do not think the end of summer estimate I was given awhile ago is going to happen...


As far as "freeing the waist" , I wouldnt count on it... Defiantly nothing close to Navigator range..... Luis said that it would be about the range of how far you have to hold your PDM to communicate to your pod....
As it is I wear my dexcom on me all the time, in a spi belt, because I dont want to chance loosing data and forgetting to move my purse along with me if I were to move....
DexCom stated during the last earnings call that the launch of the integrated DexCom/OmniPod PDM is expected for late 2010/early 2011.
I spoke with my Dexcom rep last Thursday. She informed me that Insulet had filed with the FDA for the integrated PDM on the previous Monday, May 3rd. Hopefully we'll be able to get it for Christmas.
She also knows of my interest in the integration since it was my reason for getting the Dex in the first place.
So, still waiting....
I wear my PDM by putting it in a baglett from ameribag. I have a couple of colors. I wear it as a cross body small purse. Very light and comfortable. That would work for the girls/females. But guys could wear them too if they wanted.
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I actually have a small pouch that I attach to a belt loop in my pants that holds the PDM, test strips, and a lancet device. It keeps it all on me but is easy to remove if I'm going to possibly get wet or just want some time away from it!

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