Features of Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitor
- A Dexcom CGM system gives you a full picture of your glucose numbers & trends
- Your glucose reading is sent to your smart device or receiver as frequently as every five minutes. Dexcom CGM systems then translate your readings into dynamic data so you're better able to manage your diabetes treatment.
- Proactively manage your diabetes with CGM
- This means you'll be able to see trends and gain insight into the impact that meals, exercise, and illness can have on your glucose levels. In other words, Dexcom G6 CGM helps to reduce the guesswork that comes with making diabetes treatment decisions.
- A1C Reduction: Proven to be the best outpatient glycemic management system for reducing A1C. Type 1 patients experience an average A1C reduction of 1.3%.
- Reduced Hypoglycemia: Not only can Dexcom CGM use reduce A1C, but it can also decrease your time spent in hypoglycemia.
- Night Monitoring: The Dexcom CGM system is equipped with alerts that can warn you of approaching low levels.
Benefits of Dexcom G6 CGM
No calibration required: No need to calibrate with a blood glucose meter, eliminating the need for fingersticks.
Long-life sensor: Approved for up to 10 days of use.
Acetaminophen-blocking: The Dexcom sensor prevents clinically significant interference from acetaminophen.
Simple sensor insertion with an auto-applicator: One-button push insertion.
Urgent low soon alert: Receive a 20-minute advance warning of a potential severe hypoglycemic event (55 mg/dL).
Two alert schedules: Alerts can be customized for two periods of time within 24 hours (e.g., day and night schedules).
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How to use Dexcom G6 CGM Transmitter?
- Insert the sensor: Wash and dry the site where the sensor will be inserted. Apply the sensor to the skin using the insertion device provided.
- Start the sensor: After inserting the sensor, activate it by following the instructions on the receiver or smartphone app.
- Wait for warm-up: The sensor will need to warm up for two hours before it can start providing glucose readings.
- Pair the transmitter: Once the sensor is activated and the warm-up period is complete, pair the transmitter with the receiver or smartphone app.
- Wear the transmitter: Attach the transmitter to the sensor and secure it in place using the adhesive patch provided.
- Check glucose readings: Once the transmitter is paired, the Dexcom G6 CGM System will begin providing glucose readings every five minutes. Check the receiver or smartphone app to view your glucose levels.
- Respond to alerts: The Dexcom G6 CGM System provides customizable alerts to notify you when your glucose levels are too high or too low. Take appropriate action to maintain your blood sugar within a healthy range.
- Replace the sensor: The sensor is approved for up to 10 days of continuous use. After 10 days, remove the sensor and insert a new one.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Dexcom G6 CGM System differ from traditional blood glucose monitoring?
Traditional blood glucose monitoring involves using a fingerstick to measure glucose levels a few times a day. The Dexcom G6 CGM System provides continuous glucose monitoring, meaning it measures glucose levels every five minutes and provides real-time data to help users manage their diabetes more effectively.
Can the Dexcom G6 CGM be used with an insulin pump?
Yes, it is approved for use with insulin pumps. The system can be integrated with a compatible pump to allow for more precise insulin dosing and management.
How often does the sensor need to be replaced?
The Dexcom G6 CGM System sensor is approved for up to 10 days of continuous use before it must be replaced.
Can the Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitor be worn during exercise or while swimming?
Yes, the Dexcom G6 CGM System is designed to be worn during exercise and is water-resistant up to 8 feet for up to 24 hours.
How long can I wear the Dexcom sensor?
Dexcom G6 sensor replacement frequency: A single Dexcom sensor can be worn for up to 10 days. For tips on keeping your sensor on for the full 10-day wear, please reference our sensor adhesive tips. To learn more about how to change your Dexcom sensor after 10 days of wear, watch our training video with step-by-step instructions.
Does this require calibration with fingersticks?
No, it does not require calibration with fingersticks. However, users may choose to calibrate the system if they feel their readings are inaccurate or if they experience symptoms of hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.
What is a glucose sensor?
A glucose sensor for diabetes is part of a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system that is inserted under the skin, which allows it to measure your glucose levels.