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The Dexcom G6 sensor alerts you when you are high or low, and can be connected to your smart phone. The Medtronic pump is a sturdy and reliable device.

Next Steps

Dexcom G6

Dexcom G6

Call Dexcom and ask them about your coverage. Talk to your Doctor to get a prescription.

Contact

Mon-Fri 6:00am - 5:00pm PST and Sat 8:00am - 2:00pm

Dexcom Website

Medtronic 630G/770G

Medtronic 630G/770G

Call Medtronic and ask them about your coverage. Talk to your Doctor to get a prescription.

Contact

Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Medtronic Website

Priorities

Comfort

  • Low profile/low maintenance sensor
  • Largest pump
  • Tubed pumps have the most infusion sets to pick from
  • Active Lifestyle

  • Sensor Share feature allows someone else to keep an eye on your blood sugar from the sidelines
  • Optional settings for exercise to adjust treatment ranges for activity with the press of a button
  • Avoiding Highs and Lows

  • Custom alerts can be set for highs, lows, and rapidly rising or falling glucose levels
  • Pumps allow different amounts of basal insulin at different times of day and very precise dosing
  • Easy to Use

  • Sensor integrated with multiple devices in case you change up what you're using
  • Supplies for this pump are the most widely available
  • Easy Insulin Dosing

  • Can use sensor trends for dose adjustment
  • More customizable dosing than pens or syringes
  • Fewer Fingersticks

  • Factory-calibrated sensor: fingersticks needed for backup only
  • Privacy

  • Ability to check sugar on phone or watch
  • Alerts
  • Pump has tubing
  • Wisdom

    Hear what others who use this device combo have to say

    The devices help me manage whether I am level, trending up, or trending down because when I'm hundreds or thousands of miles away from home, the data becomes really, really valuable

    Knowing my numbers before running helps me figure out how much sugar I need to bring and what to eat before I go.

    I love it. I can see the fruits of my labor in my charts. I also see the story- maybe when I get stressed at work and didn’t realize I was at 225 or when I bolused too much for a lunch that wasn’t what I ordered. My line is not always straight but usually there is a story!

    Cost

    Dexcom G6

    Dexcom G6

    Sensors

    Transmitter

    Receiver (1 time purchase)

    Glucose Testing Cost Estimate

    Startup $80 to $239

    Monthly $35 to $105

    These prices vary by Insurance. Many insurers support the G6 Dexcom. It may be covered under durable medical goods or a pharmacy benefit.

    Medtronic 630G/770G

    Medtronic 630G/770G

    Pump

    Insulin Cartridges

    Infusion Sets

    Insulin Dosing Cost Estimate

    Widely covered for insulin-dependent type 1 and type 2. Pump can be provided by pharmacy, DME, or directly through Medtronic Diabetes. Price range; $0-$8,574 to start and $0-$300/Month. Price range varies depending on insurance coverage.

    Questions for your Doctor

    Can I try this before I commit to it?

    A lot of provider offices have sample devices you can touch and feel to get a sense of how they work. Some offices even have a trial device you can use for week to see how it works for you.