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The Dexcom G7 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 G7

Dexcom G7

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
  • Few steps to change sensor
  • Active Lifestyle

  • Sensor Share feature allows someone else to keep an eye on your blood sugar from the sidelines
  • 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

  • Supplies for this pump are the most widely available
  • Sensor and transmitter are one piece
  • Shortest sensor warm-up time
  • 12-hour grace period allows you to swap sensors when convenient for you
  • 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

    Honestly I can’t feel the dexcom anymore. I actually forgot where it was the other day!

    Fairly easy to be have privacy. The biggest thing is I get lazy with the tubing so mine is hanging out a lot. But if I really wanted to I could keep it hidden all the time. The beeps don’t always make it that easy though.

    I watch the info and data day-to-day, but I leave most of the evaluating to my doctor.

    Cost

    Dexcom G7

    Dexcom G7

    Sensors

    Receiver (1-time purchase) - not required 

    Glucose Testing Cost Estimate

    Startup $80 to $239

    Monthly less than $40

    These prices vary by Insurance. 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.