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A person using insulin pen to make diabetes treatment decisions based on glucose data in the Dexcom G6 app

Types Of Insulin And Their Impact On The Body

Insulin. We hear about it all the time, but what do we really know about it? Learn about the history of insulin, insulin types, and how it’s used for diabetes management today.
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Managing & Controlling Diabetes Through Self-Care, Education & Technology

Living a healthy, full life often requires a dynamic approach to your overall wellbeing. Learn how a people living with diabetes can take a front seat in controlling their condition through the right mix of self-care, education and support.
Dexcom warrior Alexandre riding a mountain bike

A Guide to Managing Blood Sugar During Exercise

Learn about the benefits of regular physical activity and its effect on your diabetes management strategy. Getting started and getting active is easier than you think!
Smart watch showing glucose data and its trend on the Dexcom G6 app

How to Get Continuous Glucose Monitoring on a Compatible Smartwatch

Diabetes is a condition that requires 24/7 monitoring. Thanks to continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology, you can keep track of your glucose data on your smartwatch when using your compatible smartphone.
Dexcom warrior Maymuna wearing Dexcom G6 on her arm

Monitoring Blood Sugar: How New Technology is Changing the Game

CGM systems offer a variety of benefits for those who monitor their glucose levels using a blood glucose meter. Forget routine fingersticks* and manual scanning, and say hello to more peace of mind.
Dexcom Warrior Max Domi looking at his glucose data on the Dexcom G6 app before traveling

Know Before You Go: Tips For Travelling with Diabetes

Travelling with diabetes comes with its own unique considerations. We cover a few simple tips to bring some peace of mind to your next trip.
Dexcom Warrior Chloe climbing and playing in children's park

Remote Monitoring: Your Partner in Childhood Diabetes Care

As a parent of a child or infant living with diabetes, you can feel like you’re carrying the weight of their condition on your shoulders. Remote diabetes monitoring can help ease some of that burden. Enabled by CGM systems, you can view your child’s glucose data at a quick glance, even while they’re napping or away from home.
5 Ways to Help Lower Your A1C That Go Beyond Diet

5 Ways to Help Lower Your A1C That Go Beyond Diet

Explore five ways to help lower A1C that go beyond dietary changes. These tips include actionable and research-backed strategies you can use to help lower your A1C, including using a CGM system, like Dexcom G6, to get a more complete picture of your glucose levels and manage your condition in a whole new way.
Dexcom G6 vs. Freestyle Libre 2: Why the Differences Matter

Dexcom G6 vs. Freestyle Libre 2: Why the Differences Matter

For people living with diabetes, choosing the right technology to monitor their blood glucose is an important decision. Learn which technology suits your diabetes care plan best as we walk through some of the similarities and differences between the Dexcom G6 and FreeStyle Libre 2.
A Parent’s Guide to Treating Childhood Type 1 Diabetes

A Parent’s Guide to Treating Childhood Type 1 Diabetes

For parents of children living with type 1 diabetes, glucose management can be a constant and confusing battle. In this post, we outline effective ways to help manage type 1 diabetes while empowering your child to take control of their own condition.
Diagram of keeping your blood glucose in range

Breaking Down Time in Range: A New Way to Think About Glucose

People who live with diabetes spend a good part of each day trying to make sure their glucose levels where they are not too high and not too low. You might call it your glucose sweet spot.
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How Dexcom G6 Can Change How You Live With Diabetes

How does the Dexcom G6 work? What exactly does it measure? How is it different from a Flash Glucose Monitor (FGM)? All these questions (and more) are answered in this guide to the innovative Dexcom G6 CGM system, now available in Canada.
The Winding Road of Diabetes Management

The Winding Road of Diabetes Management

Glucose management is a constant battle for people living with diabetes. The daily concerns about the condition, the guessing at how much insulin to give yourself, and factors like food, activity, and stress can all have an impact on glucose levels.
 

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