Dexcom Follow app
Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Systems enable glucose data sharing between patients, healthcare providers, caretakers, and loved ones. Using the Dexcom G6 and G7 apps, patients get more peace of mind with up to 10 followers monitoring their progress.*
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 mobile 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.
Only Dexcom CGM Systems are indicated for individuals ages 2 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
helps connect socially distanced care teams
Since diabetes was identified as a comorbidity of COVID-193, 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 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.