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The Dexcom G6® Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System

A Revolution in Diabetes Management.

Dexcom brings you its latest innovation in CGM technology with the Dexcom G6 CGM System. This system features a 10-day wear sensor, an easy-to-use applicator1 and no required calibration—giving your patients more freedom and flexibility to manage their diabetes than ever before. The Dexcom G6 requires a prescription and is approved for pediatric and adult patients ages 2 years and older.

To learn more watch our Getting Started Video for helpful guidance for your patients on using the Dexcom G6 CGM and G6 App.

The Dexcom G6 CGM System

Exceptional Performance

Personal CGM G6 Family

Why Prescribe the Dexcom G6

No Fingersticks* 

The Dexcom G6 is approved as a replacement to fingersticks for diabetes treatment decisions, including dosing.*

Exceptional Accuracy

The Dexcom G6 features an overall MARD of 9.0%1 and demonstrates consistent performance even when glucose levels may be rapidly falling or rising.

*If your glucose alerts and readings from the G6 do not match symptoms or expectations or you’re taking over the recommended maximum dosage amount of 1000mg of acetaminophen every 6 hours, use a blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions.

No Calibration Required

No calibrations with a blood glucose meter are required to maintain system performance, easing patient burden.

No Acetaminophen Contraindication

Patients can continue to use the Dexcom G6 when taking over-the-counter or prescription medications containing acetaminophen.*

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More in Protection, Convenience and Simplicity

Urgent low soon alert

Acetaminophen-blocking*

Auto applicator

A Closer Look at the Dexcom G6 Components

  1. Sensor - monitors interstitial glucose levels through a small wire inserted just underneath the skin, sending a signal to the transmitter.
  2. Transmitter - fastened on top of the sensor; sends data wirelessly to a display device.
  3. Display Device - shows glucose readings and trend data on the touchscreen receiver or the patient’s compatible smart device.

​To learn more about the Dexcom G6 Components and setup please read the Dexcom G6 Start Here Guide.

A Closer Look at Dexcom G6

Features of the Dexcom G6

Like the Dexcom G5® Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, the Dexcom G6 is a fully mobile CGM system featuring customizable alerts and the ability to share glucose data with up to 5 loved ones.

New features of the Dexcom G6 include:

  • No calibration required – No need to calibrate with a blood glucose meter, eliminating the need for fingersticks.*
  • Longest useful-life sensor§,1-3 – Approved for up to 10 days of use.
  • Acetaminophen-blocking* – The Dexcom G6 sensor prevents clinically significant interference from acetaminophen.4
  • Slim wearable profile – The profile of the combined sensor and transmitter is 28% smaller1 than the Dexcom G5® Mobile CGM System's profile, allowing for more discretion and easier wearability.
  • Simple sensor insertion with an auto applicator1 – One-button push insertion.
  • Urgent Low Soon Alert – Patients can receive a 20-minute advance warning of a severe potential hypoglycemic event (55 mg/dL).
  • Two alert schedules – Alerts can be customized for two periods of time within 24 hours (e.g., day and night schedules).
Dexcom G6 App on smart device

Easy Sensor Insertion

The Dexcom G6 auto applicator simplifies the sensor insertion process with one-button push insertion. One hundred percent (100%) of patients surveyed agreed the applicator was easy to use.1

To learn more about the latest technology from Dexcom, visit our Dexcom G6 CGM Resources page. Here are some helpful materials to get started with Dexcom G6:

Easy Sensor Insertion with Archer

*If your glucose alerts and readings from the G6 do not match symptoms or expectations or you’re taking over the recommended maximum dosage amount of 1000mg of acetaminophen every 6 hours, use a blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions.

MARD is a statistical measure of accuracy; the lower the number, the better.

For a list of compatible devices, please visit dexcom.com/compatibility.

§With only a 2-hour warmup period, the Dexcom G6 provides CGM readings for a longer period of time than the Abbott Freestyle Libre sensor (also 10-day wear), which requires a 12-hour warmup period. 

1Dexcom G6 CGM System User Guide, 2018.

2MiniMed 670G System User Guide, 2016.

3Freestyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System User Manual, 2017.

4Calhoun P, Johnson TK, Hughes J, Price D, Balo AK. Resistance to Acetaminophen Interference in a Novel Continuous Glucose Monitoring System. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2018:1932296818755797.

Medicare CGM

With a non-adjunctive indication, the Dexcom G5® Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System is the first therapeutic CGM covered by Medicare.

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Dexcom G5® Mobile CGM

The Dexcom G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System is approved for patients two years and older.

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