Dexcom G6 CGM System


How do I share my G6 glucose data with followers?

Dexcom Share is a feature within the G6 app that allows for remote monitoring. One person, (the Sharer) may share their CGM data with another person (the Follower). To setup Share simply press the Share icon in the app and follow the onscreen instructions. *Requires separate Follow App and internet connectivity.
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Can the sensor be restarted after 10 days?

No. The new Dexcom G6 CGM system is designed to eliminate the need for fingerstick calibrations* and can be used for 10 days without restart. *If your glucose alerts and readings from the G6 do not match symptoms or expectations, use a blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions.

What components are required with the new G6 system?

A new Dexcom patient will receive the Dexcom G6 system including a transmitter and sensors. An optional touch screen receiver is available as well. If you decide to use a compatible smart device*, you will need to download the new Dexcom G6 app. * To view the latest supported devices, visit

Where can I insert my G6 sensor?

Dexcom G6 sensors may be inserted on the abdomen and the back of the upper arm (indicated for patients age 2 years and older) or the upper buttocks (ages 2-17 years)...


Is there a Smartphone app for the G6?

Yes, the Dexcom G6 app is available for free download in the Google Play and Apple App Stores.

What is the Android Do Not Disturb Permission?

What is the Android Do Not Disturb Permission? Support for the Android Do Not Disturb Permission was introduced with the release of G6 Android app version 1.9.0. Safety is Dexcom’s top priority, so this new app permission is required to ensure you always get the Urgent Low alarm and important Dexcom alerts even when you put your phone in the most restrictive Do Not Disturb setting.

How do I set up the Dexcom G6 with my phone?

The Dexcom G6 app must be downloaded to your smartphone. It is available for free from the Apple App or Google Play stores. The app is named “Dexcom G6”. Once downloaded, follow the in-app prompts to set up your account and start your sensor.

Why does the G6 Android app ask for Location Permission?

We understand you may be concerned about granting this permission, but Dexcom does not use this permission to track your location. The Android Bluetooth implementation we use requires you to give us this level of Location Permission for us to connect and communicate continuously with the Transmitter. While this permission can be used to share location data, Dexcom doesn’t use it in this way.

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