Will using Dexcom G6 change my daily diabetes management routine?
If you’re already familiar with continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems the Dexcom G6 CGM System may or may not notably affect your day-to-day routine. However, you may benefit from the Dexcom G6 features that were designed for greater ease and convenience, such as:
- The Dexcom G6 transmitter, which is slimmer and more discreet than that of previous models.
- A redesigned auto applicator, which simplifies the sensor insertion process with a push of a button.
- A sensor that is indicated for up to 10 days of use.
Unlike previous generations, the Dexcom G6 also stands out as the first real-time, integrated CGM (iCGM) requiring zero fingersticks* or scanning.
Even if you've never used a CGM system, you can benefit from the significant advantages that the Dexcom G6 offers compared to other glucose monitoring methods, like fingersticks with blood glucose meters.
For additional information related to the benefits of the Dexcom G6, please visit https://www.dexcom.com/g6-cgm-system
*If your glucose alerts and readings from Dexcom G6 do not match symptoms or expectations, use a blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions.
Dexcom CGM vs. Blood Glucose Meters: Which Is Accurate?
For Dexcom CGM users, the expected level of accuracy is based on comparisons to the traditional self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG).
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.