“Medical-device maker DexCom Inc. is designing an app that will display readings from its diabetes glucose monitor on Apple Inc. ’s smartwatch, giving the watch an early foothold in the health-care market at a time when regulatory treatment of such systems has eased,” Kate Linebaugh reports for The Wall Street Journal.

“DexCom’s glucose monitor tracks a person’s blood-sugar levels continuously,” Linebaugh reports. “The company has shown a picture of the app, which converts that data into a simple graph that is just a glance at the wrist away. It says the app is expected to be ready when the Apple Watch is launched in April.”

“The DexCom monitor uses a hair’s-width sensor under the skin to measure blood glucose levels every five minutes,” Linebaugh reports. “DexCom still needs to make sure its Apple Watch app complies with FDA rules. But thanks to the rule change, it doesn’t need to get approval before bringing the app to market.”

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