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Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM System - Sensor Accuracy in Pediatric Patients

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Persistent use of a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system is tied to the sensor accuracy, particularly in the pediatric population who experience greater glycemic variability and wider glycemic excursions than adults. Clinical peformance data from the sensor used in the Dexcom G5 Mobile shows an overall MARD of 10%*–a level that approaches the accuracy of commonly used blood glucose meters.

*MARD is a statistical measure of accuracy accepted as the industry standard for measuring performance of glucose monitors; the lower the number, the better.

Source: Laffel, L. Improved Accuracy of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems in Pediatric Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: Results from Two Studies. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2016;18(S2).

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