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Benefits of CGM

Some continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems can eliminate fingersticks for calibration while making diabetes management decisions easier.* That's just one of the many benefits of CGM.

 

*For the Dexcom G6, if your glucose alerts and readings from your CGM do not match symptoms or expectations, use a blood glucose meter to make your diabetes treatment decisions. Please see the indications for use for all other CGM system to understand the important safety information

See your glucose numbers & trends in real time

With Dexcom CGM, you always know your glucose levels just by glancing at your compatible smart device or receiver. Knowing your glucose numbers and trends can help you make better diabetes treatment decisions* and may help avoid some of those rollercoaster highs and lows. Dexcom CGM may also help you lower your A1C1, 2, 4 .

Proactively manage your diabetes

Unlike a blood glucose meter (BGM), which provides just a single glucose reading, Dexcom CGM systems can provide real-time, dynamic glucose information every 5 minutes - up to 288 readings in a 24-hour period. You can gain valuable insight about your glucose levels like rate and direction of glucose change, giving you additional insight to proactively manage your diabetes.

A1C Reduction

Dexcom CGM has been proven to be the best outpatient glycemic management systems for reducing A1C. Type 1 patients experience an average A1C reduction of 1.3%.1, 2, 4

Reduced Hypoglycemia

Not only can Dexcom CGM use reduce A1C, but it can also decrease your time spent in hypoglycemia.3, 5

Night Monitoring

The Dexcom CGM system is equipped with alerts that can warn you of approaching low levels.

Customize your Dexcom CGM Apps to meet your needs

From your compatible mobile and watch devices, use the Dexcom G6 App to set up personalized glucose level thresholds and track your glucose trends with helpful features, including:

 

  • Trend arrows
  • Trend graphs
  • Log of daily activities
  • Customizable alerts
  • Ability to share your data with up to 10 followers

Take a deeper dive

Watch and learn more about the value and benefits of CGM.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring: The basics

How the Dexcom CGM Works

The Benefits of Dexcom CGM

Taking the Next Step with Dexcom CGM

8 Reasons to Get Dexcom CGM

Erin S.
Dexcom Warrior

Take the next step with Dexcom

The Dexcom G6 is covered by most insurance plans. Getting started is simple, just provide a few details and we'll contact you to begin your order.

*For the Dexcom G6, if your glucose alerts and readings from your CGM do not match symptoms or expectations, use a blood glucose meter to make your diabetes treatment decisions. Please see the indications for use for all other CGM system to understand the important safety information

† MID patients with baseline A1C ≥ 8.5%

‡ For a list of compatible devices, visit www.dexcom.com/compatibility.

1 JAMA. 2017;317(4):317-378.

2 Welsh, J.B. et al. (2019). "Accuracy, Utilization and Effectivness Comparisons of Different Continuos Glucose Monitorng Systems." Diabetes Technol Ther 21(3).

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

4 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Continuous Monitoring Study Group. Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Intensive Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes, N Engl J Med. 2008: 359(14); 1464-1476.

5 Beck RW, Riddlesworth T, Ruedy K, et al. Effect of continuous glucose monitoring on glycemic control in adults with type 1 diabetes unsing insulin injections: The diamond ranodomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2017;317(4):371-378.

BRIEF SAFETY STATEMENT
Failure to use the Dexcom G6 Continous Glucose Monitor System (G6) and its components according to the instructions for use provided with the device and available at: https://www.dexcom.com/safety-information and to properly consider all indications, contradictions, warnings, precautions, and cautins 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 your CGM do not match symptoms or expectations or you're taking over the recommended maximum dosage amout of 1,000 mg of acetaminophen every 6 hours,  use a blood glucose meter to make your diabetes treatment decisions. Seek mediacl advice and attention when appropriate, including for any medical emergency.