The Dexcom API enables secure authorization to retrospective Dexcom CGM (continuous glucose monitor) data for use in third party applications, thus supporting choice in diabetes management. It is a RESTful service that utilizes the OAuth 2.0 standard for authentication. Data available through the API includes estimated glucose values, calibrations, events, statistics, and more.
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Dexcom, a continuous glucose monitoring solution provider, has launched an API that grants access to continuous glucose monitoring data. Use of such data is completely at the discretion of the user, on an app by app basis. The goal is to give users options to interact with glucose data.