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If you don't like having stuff on your body but want glucose data at a glance, the Dexcom G6 comes factory-calibrated and requires no finger stick. Some pens have the ability to track insulin doses on a smart phone.

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

Insulin Pen

Insulin Pen

Ask your provider about a insulin pen prescription. Learn which is covered.

Priorities

Comfort

  • Low profile/low maintenance sensor
  • Have to carry pens and pen needles
  • Active Lifestyle

  • Sensor Share feature allows someone else to keep an eye on your blood sugar from the sidelines
  • Can use sensor trends for dose adjustment
  • Avoiding Highs and Lows

  • Custom alerts can be set for highs, lows, and rapidly rising or falling glucose levels
  • Syringes and pens limit your ability to adjust insulin throughout the day
  • Easy to Use

  • Sensor integrated with multiple devices in case you change up what you're using
  • Pens are faster and easier to use than syringes
  • Easy Insulin Dosing

  • More precise dosing than syringes
  • Fewer Fingersticks

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

  • Ability to check sugar on phone or watch
  • Pens are low profile
  • Alerts
  • Wisdom

    Hear what others who use this device combo have to say

    I really like this set up - just enough tech on my body and just enough freedom from things attached to me.

    The Dexcom G6 comes factory-calibrated and requires no finger stick. I’ve been wearing the device for nine days and I am really impressed with it.

    I used to use a meter and injections. And I was adamant I'd stop using a sensor once the baby was born, but I actually started liking seeing my plots and avoiding the lows and the highs.

    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.

    Insulin Pen

    Insulin Pen

    Pen (thats it!)

    Insulin Dosing Cost Estimate

    Monthly $5 to $1260

    The total cost depends on the amount of pens you use which is dependent on how much insulin you use.

    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.