Dexcom Inc., a company that makes continuous glucose monitoring devices for patients with diabetes, announced that its Dexcom G4 Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitor System with Share will support the Apple Watch when it ships to customers April 24.

As the industry's first mobile-connected system, Dexcom CGM and its mobile apps, Share2 and Follow, are already approved by the FDA and allow both users and "followers" to view glucose data directly on their iPhone.

The Apple Watch apps from Dexcom will now enable users to monitor glucose on the Apple Watch so that people with diabetes can discreetly view their own information while parents and caregivers can conveniently view a child or loved one's glucose data.

Currently, customers can download the Dexcom Share2 and Follow apps to their iPhone for free from the App Store. As of April 24, these Apple Watch apps will also be available for free download from the Apple Watch App Store.