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What is Continuous Glucose Monitoring?

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is a process that allows you to track your glucose continuously throughout the day and night, notifying you of highs and lows so you can take action.  The Dexcom G5 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System is FDA-approved to help minimize the guesswork that comes from making decisions based solely on a number from a blood glucose meter reading, for better diabetes management.*

Explore the Dexcom CGM System

The Dexcom G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System features a small sensor that measures glucose levels just underneath the skin and a transmitter that is fastened on top of the sensor and sends data wirelessly to the system receiver or a compatible smart device.1 Dive into the CGM episode below to learn more about how CGM works and how to get started.

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Discover Dexcom CGM

The Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM System consists of three parts: a glucose sensor, a transmitter and a small receiver that displays real-time glucose information. The Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM also provides customizable alerts to warn the wearer of approaching glucose highs and lows. Studies have shown that CGM may help reduce your A1C and reduce your risk for hypoglycemia, whether you are on insulin injections or pump therapy.2

Interested in getting a Dexcom CGM System?

If you are ready to take the next step, the process is simple. Provide us with a few details and we will contact you to begin your order.

* A minimum of 2 fingersticks a day is required for calibration.The Dexcom G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System may require more.

1 Click  here for a list of compatible devices.

2 Soupal J, Petruzelkova L, Flekac M, et al. Comparison of Different Treatment Modalities for Type 1 Diabetes, Including Sensor-Augmented Insulin Regimens, in 52 Weeks of Follow-Up: A COMISAIR Study. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2016;18(9):532-538.

 

BRIEF SAFETY STATEMENT The Dexcom G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System ("G5") is a glucose monitoring system indicated for the management of diabetes in persons age 2 years and older. The G5 is designed to replace fingerstick blood glucose testing for diabetes treatment decisions. The G5 also aids in the detection of episodes of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. The G5 is intended for single patient use and requires a prescription. CONTRAINDICATIONS Do not rely on the G5 CGM data if you have recently taken acetaminophen. Remove the G5 (sensor, transmitter, and receiver) before Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT) scan, or high-frequency electrical heat (diathermy) treatment. The G5 is MR Unsafe. Do not bring any portion of the G5 into the MRI environment. WARNING CGM-based diabetes treatment decisions are only approved with the G5, not previous generations of Dexcom CGM systems. Calibrate at least once every 12 hours using a fingerstick. If your G5 does not display a sensor glucose reading and an arrow, or if you are getting inaccurate or inconsistent readings, take a fingerstick. If your glucose readings and alerts do not match your symptoms or expectations, take a fingerstick to confirm. Failure to do so may lead to hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia. The G5 is not approved for use in pregnant women, persons on dialysis or critically ill persons. If a sensor breaks and no portion of it is visible above the skin, do not attempt to remove it. Seek professional medical help if you have infection or inflammation on or near the sensor insertion point. Report broken sensors to Dexcom Technical Support. Sensor placement is not approved for sites other than under the skin of the belly (ages 2 years and older) or upper buttocks (ages 2-17 years). To “share” data, you need an internet connection and a separate compatible smart device running the Dexcom Follow App. Contact Dexcom Toll Free at 877-339-2664 or www.dexcom.com for detailed indications for use and safety information.