The OneTouch UltraLink Meter has recently acquired FDA approval, and this glucometer from Medtronic boasts wireless information transfer using a proprietary protocol to the MiniMed Paradigm insulin pump, hoping to achieve a tighter glycemic control in the end. Sounds like a much more convenient method of checking the glucose level in one’s blood, helping to make bolus dosing more accurate and much more convenient for patients when compared to manual entry of blood glucose readings. Read on more about the OneTouch UltraLink Meter after the jump.
Medtronic, Inc. today announced that the FDA has cleared the OneTouch UltraLink Meter as the new wireless meter exclusively certified by Medtronic to wirelessly communicate with Medtronic diabetes management products in the United States. This new meter uses Medtronic-certified wireless technology to transmit glucose readings directly to MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps and the Guardian REAL-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring System. This makes bolus dosing more accurate and easier for patients compared to the manual entry of blood glucose readings.
The OneTouch UltraLink Meter is the newest addition to the long-trusted OneTouch Meter Family – the number one prescribed meter brand – and uses OneTouch Ultra Test Strips, the number-one selling test strip in the United States. Data transmitted from the OneTouch UltraLink Meter can be viewed via Medtronic’s proprietary CareLink Therapy Management Software, the only software that integrates meter, logbook, insulin pump and real-time continuous glucose monitoring information to help patients and physicians more easily assess and manage diabetes.
Medtronic is actively working to provide the OneTouch UltraLink Meter to all of its customers as soon as possible, and is taking a staged product launch approach. All new U.S. customers who order a MiniMed Paradigm REAL-Time System or Guardian® REAL-Time System will receive the OneTouch UltraLink Meter at no charge. The company will immediately start shipping the new meters at no charge to eligible U.S. customers, and plans to complete this process later this year.
There is no word on pricing for the OneTouch UltraLink Meter as at press time.