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Dexcom G6® CGM System vs. Abbott FreeStyle Libre

Seven reasons to get started with Dexcom

1. Share your
numbers.

 

Only the Dexcom CGM System lets you share real-time glucose data with up to 10 followers.††

 

 

2. Lower A1C.

 

 

 

Dexcom CGM is proven to lower A1C and reduce hypoglycemic incidents.12§

 

3. Permitted for kids 2+ years old.

 

Dexcom is the only provider of a stand-alone CGM indicated for kids as young as 2 years old. The Abbott FreeStyle Libre is only indicated for adults 18 years and older.

4. Automatic and continuous glucose readings on your smartphone.

Only the Dexcom G6 lets you see your glucose readings automatically and continuously on your smartphone for convenience and discretion. Continuous, real-time readings every 5 minutes with trend arrows to show you where you’re heading and how fast.  

5. High and low glucose audio alerts

 

The Dexcom G6 lets you set alerts to warn you when your glucose levels are heading too high or low without having to scan a your device.    

 

 

 

 

6. Zero Fingersticks 

 

 

 

The Dexcom G6 CGM is FDA-permitted to make diabetes treatment decisions without confirmatory fingersticks or calibration even with rapidly changing blood glucose levels.

 

7. Better Published Accuracy

 

Dexcom G6 demonstrates better published accuracy* than the Abbott Freestyle Libre**, especially during critical times.

 

 

 

 

 

Take the next step with Dexcom

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†† Separate Follow App required.
§ Historical results based on Dexcom G4/G5 CGM Systems
† For a list of compatible devices, visit www.dexcom.com/compatibility.
1 JAMA. 2017;317(4):371-378.
2 Welsh, J.B. et al (2019). "Accuracy, Utilization, and Effectiveness Comparisons of Different Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems."  Diabetes Technol Ther 21(3)
‡ If your glucose alerts and readings from the G6 do not match symptoms or expectations or you’re taking over the recommended maximum dosage amount of 1000mg of acetaminophen every 6 hours, use a blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions.
* G6 CGM System User Guide, 2018
** Abbott Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System User Manual, 2017

BRIEF SAFETY STATEMENT Failure to use the Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (G6) and its components according to the instructions for use provided with your device and available at https://www.dexcom.com/safety-information and to properly consider all indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and cautions in those instructions for use may result in you missing a severe hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) or hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) occurrence and/or making a treatment decision that may result in injury. If your glucose alerts and readings from the G6 do not match symptoms or expectations or you’re taking over the recommended maximum dosage amount of 1000mg of acetaminophen every 6 hours, use a blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions. Seek medical advice and attention when appropriate, including for any medical emergency.