What does CGM stand for?
CGM stands for Continuous Glucose Monitoring. It is a form of technology that allows you to track your glucose levels at regular intervals throughout the day and night. CGM systems work to sense, transmit, and receive your glucose data.
The Dexcom G6 CGM System includes a glucose sensor, a transmitter, and a display device of your choice that displays glucose readings every 5 minutes. It also provides personalized alerts to notify you of your glucose highs and lows.
How is Dexcom CGM different from a blood glucose meter?
The traditional method of measuring glucose levels requires a fingerstick using a blood glucose meter (BGM). BGMs provide a glucose reading at a single point in time. The key difference between Dexcom CGM and BGM is that Dexcom CGM provides glucose readings throughout the day and night, including glucose speed and direction arrows that empower wearers with more information for more informed decision making*.
What are the benefits of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)?
Unlike a single reading from a blood glucose meter, a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) provides real-time information about your glucose levels and alerts you, without any fingersticks.
BG meter vs. G7 CGM reading
Wondering why your blood glucose (BG) meter and Dexcom G7 Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) reading are not the exact same number? Learn why the numbers differ.
Who Is Dexcom G7 CGM for?
Dexcom G7 Continuous Glucose Monitor is for patients two years and older with any type of diabetes including type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes.