Does this new indication eliminate the need for fingersticks?

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No. Two fingersticks per day (once every 12 hours) are still needed to calibrate Dexcom G5 Mobile. Additionally, there are important exceptions that require the use of a meter to make treatment decisions.

The revised instructions allow for CGM-based treatment decisions, but they do not require it. Patients who prefer to use CGM as a complement to SMBG may continue to do so. For some users, it might take a little time to become comfortable with CGM-based treatment decisions. Others may choose to use it at certain times (e.g., night) and not at others (e.g., immediately after a new sensor is inserted).

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