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The Dexcom G6 is relatively low maintenance and low profile.

Next Steps

Dexcom G6

Dexcom G6

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

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Syringe and Vial

Syringe and Vial

Understand your cost at your local pharmacy.

Priorities

Comfort

  • Low profile/low maintenance sensor
  • Have to carry syringes and insulin
  • 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
  • Many steps to figure out doses and deliver insulin every single time you need it
  • Easy Insulin Dosing

  • Can use sensor trends for dose adjustment
  • You have to do the math to figure out your dose
  • Fewer Fingersticks

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

  • Ability to check sugar on phone or watch
  • Alerts
  • Syringes are hideable when not in use but very visible when in use
  • Wisdom

    Hear what others who use this device combo have to say

    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!

    After wearing an insulin pump continuously for 17 years, I am on a break. I do not like having to stick myself repeatedly though.

    I have confidence in the G6 to make dosing decisions. If I feel it may be inaccurate I will do a finger check.

    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.

    Syringe and Vial

    Syringe and Vial

    Syringe ~$30 (Monthly)

    Insulin $5 to $500 (Monthly)

    Insulin Dosing Cost Estimate

    The total amount depends hugely on how much insulin you use and what your insurance covers.

    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.