Dexcom to expand in Edinburgh

Published: 27 November 2018

A healthtech business that enables diabetics to continuously monitor their glucose levels is looking to expand its workforce in Scotland after opening a base in Edinburgh.

San Diego-based Dexcom was founded in 1999, and focuses on type one diabetes, where patients need to inject insulin. John Lister heads up its operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

It’s a new company and new technology to the Edinburgh landscape...we will certainly continue to invest in the Edinburgh office...

John Lister, General Manager, EMEA, Dexcom

 

It offers monitoring using sensors connected to smart devices, avoiding the need for finger stick blood samples – and likened to watching a film compared to only being able to see one frame.

Dexcom earlier this month revealed survey findings showing that of Britons living with diabetes, 52 per cent felt having to constantly check their sugar levels to avoid a potentially fatal hypoglycaemic attack, has caused them to experience prolonged feelings of stress, anguish and anger.

Lister noted that while managing the condition can be a burden for diabetics and their families, Dexcom’s offering allows users to see trends over time and helps them make better-informed decisions as part of any insulin regime...

Full story via The Scotman news

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