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What is Needed to Start


Sensor uses a thin, flexible filament inserted just under the skin to measure glucose levels every 5 minutes. Push-button applicator allows sensor to be placed on the body in one step.


Sends readings from sensor to device, clips into sensor. Can be used for 90 days.


Receives data automatically from the transmitter. Can be substituted by compatible smartphone and smartwatch. Available for both iOS and Android devices.

Watch and Learn

Intro to Dexcom

How to Apply the Sensor

Using a Dexcom

Device Details

Affordability and Access

Widely covered. Provided by DME and/or Pharmacy. Price range; $0-$500/month.

Data Monitoring Options

Automatically and continuously sends data to the user’s Dexcom Clarity web-based cloud which is accessible by clinicians. Data upload is possible with Glooko and Tidepool data-management systems.

Data View Options

Users must download the Dexcom G6 and Dexcom Clarity apps to view and share data. Both apps provide multiple data views, sharing options, and access through the clinician portal using a code from the user's device. Caregivers can use the Dexcom Follow app to view data. Glooko and Tidepool can also be used to view data. 

Duration and Storage

10 Days
Sensors last 10 days, and transmitters last 90 days. They are shipped 3 boxes at a time every 3 months – 9 sensors and 1 transmitter. Works at 50ºF – 108ºF

Vision / Auditory / Dexterity

YES text to speech
YES vibration alerts
3 sound sources
A LOT of dexterity needed

Patient Considerations


Low profile and low maintenance sensor application.

Active Lifestyle

Water-resistant when submerged in 2.4 meters of water and must be within 20 (unobstructed) feet of the receiver or mobile device.  

Avoiding Highs and Lows

Custom alerts can be set for highs, lows, and rapidly rising or falling glucose levels. Trend arrows show the direction glucose is heading, with the rate of change. 

Easy to Use

Flexible pump integration. Can be paired with multiple different types of pumps which gives flexibility for how to use the data.

Easy Insulin Dosing

Real-time data and alerts make dose adjustment easier.

Fewer Fingersticks

Factory-calibrated sensor. Finger sticks needed for backup only.


Hypoglycemia safety alarm. Discreet but built-in hypoglycemia safety alarm alerts users when glucose is below 55 mg/dl and is always on.