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If you don't like having stuff on your body but want glucose data at a glance, the Dexcom G7 comes factory-calibrated, with a shortened warm-up time, and requires no finger stick. Some pens have the ability to track insulin doses on a smartphone.

Next Steps

Dexcom G7

Dexcom G7

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


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Insulin Pen

Insulin Pen

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



  • 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

  • Pens are faster and easier to use than syringes
  • Shortest sensor warm-up time
  • Sensor and transmitter are one piece
  • 12-hour grace period allows you to swap sensors when convenient for you
  • Easy Insulin Dosing

  • Can use sensor trends for dose adjustment
  • 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
  • Small sensor
  • 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.

    I thought I wouldn’t like it having something on me 24/7. But I was wrong! Now I know at any time where my levels are just by looking at my phone!

    I make sure they don't notice. The last thing I need is someone telling me I can't have a cookie or piece of cake.


    Dexcom G7

    Dexcom G7


    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.

    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.