Dexcom Follow app
The Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System helps empower patients with the choice to share their glucose data with up
to 10 Followers. Dexcom Follow works with the Dexcom Share
feature of the Dexcom G6 app to make that possible.*,†
Customizable circles of care from anywhere
The Dexcom Share feature within the Dexcom G6 app allows users to share glucose data with friends, family, and/or caregivers via compatible smart devices.*,†
Sharers select whether their Followers can view their glucose trend graphs and whether or not Followers will be notified of hyper- and hypoglycemia at specified thresholds and intervals. The Dexcom Share feature is designed to notify Followers of glucose activity that may require the sharer's assistance, helping them stay connected when it matters most.
Getting started with the Dexcom Follow app
Dexcom Follow exclusively syncs with data from a patient’s Dexcom G6 app.*,† In order for a designated Follower to begin receiving a patient’s glucose data and/or alerts, the patient must manually choose to share their data first.
Watch the video below for a step-by-step overview of how to set up Dexcom G6 Share and Follow apps using your smart device
Refined remote monitoring options support patients across multiple age groups.
Dexcom G6 is the only CGM system indicated for individuals ages two years and older, helping to support patients in different stages of life.
For children using Dexcom CGM, having one or more Followers is associated with lower mean glucose, less time in hyper- and hypoglycemia, more time spent in range, and significantly higher CGM utilization.‡,1
Sharers are able to choose who follows their glucose data, giving teenagers and young adults more control over who’s on their diabetes support team.
The demands of day-to-day life can make it hard for patients to stay on top of their glucose levels—even if they’ve managed their diabetes for decades. They can share with significant others, trusted colleagues, and/or close friends to help them stay on track.
Some patients may need greater assistance as they approach later stages of life. Dexcom Follow helps empower sharers who may have more limitations by connecting them to individuals like caregivers, family members, and/or loved ones.
Demonstrated impact on patient outcomes
“The first time the alarm went off [when I was sleeping], my girlfriend
was the one that acted to wake me up. It’s amazing. Dexcom G6 is a
game changer.” Vincent Vazquez, Dexcom Warrior
Helps connect socially distanced
Since diabetes was identified as a comorbidity of COVID-194, many
patients have restricted their interactions outside the home. For some,
this goes beyond socializing and non-essential activities; they may
also be more apprehensive or unable to engage with members of
their care team.
Dexcom Follow helps keep patients and their designated Followers
connected, even if they can’t do so in person. Learn more about
how remote monitoring can support telehealth practices here.
*Followers must have compatible smart devices to use the Dexcom Follow app. To view a list of compatible devices, visit dexcom.com/compatibility. †Separate Dexcom Follow app and internet connection required. Internet connectivity required for data sharing. Users should always confirm readings on the Dexcom G6 app or receiver before making treatment decisions. ‡Study conducted with the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM System. §Compatible smart phone required to display readings on compatible smart watch. ||Study included youth aged 2 to 18 years. 1. Welsh JB, et al. Diabetes Therapy 2019;10(2):751-5. 2. Polonsky WH, et al. Diabetes Technol Ther 2020;23(3):195-202. 3 Derdzinski, et al. Sharing of Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring Data Improves Device Utilization and Glycemic Parameters in Youth. Oral presentation: The 12th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD); Feb 20 - 23, 2019, Berlin. 4 Klonoff, D. C., Messler, J. C., Umpierrez, G. E., Peng, L., Booth, R., Crowe, J., ... & Pasquel, F. J. (2021). Association between achieving inpatient glycemic control and clinical outcomes in hospitalized patients with COVID-19: a multicenter, retrospective hospital-based analysis. Diabetes Care, 44(2), 578-585.