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See how Dexcom products can help optimize your patients' glucose control and support a greater quality of life.

Why choose Dexcom G6 for your patients

Revolutionizing diabetes management

Dexcom is dedicated to helping patients, and their healthcare teams, better manage their diabetes by developing innovative glucose sensing technology, software and products.

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Redefining CGM and a new standard in diabetes management.

From "snapshot" glucose readings to continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems that provide around-the-clock data visibility, 
Dexcom is defining a new chapter in diabetes therapy management with a revolutionary, zero fingerstick CGM system.*

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Accuracy during critical times1

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Supports improved glycemic outcomes
(multiple measures)2-5

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Zero fingersticks* or scanning required

* If your glucose alerts and readings from the G6 do not match symptoms or expectations, use a blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions.

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Customizable high and low alerts

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Real-time glucose data sharing

Do not make diabetes treatment decisions based upon Dexcom Share and Dexcom Follow app readings. Always confirm with your compatible smart device or Dexcom receiver. 

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Smart device compatibility§

Compatible smart devices are sold separately: dexcom.com/compatibility

Exceptional performance and accuracy1

What's the difference between real-time Continuous Glucose Monitoring (rtCGM) and Flash Glucose Monitoring (FGM)?

There are significant differences between the Dexcom G6 CGM System and the Abbott Freestyle Libre 2 FGM System.

  REAL-TIME CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORING (rtCGM) Real-time glucose data, alerts and alarm Flash Glucose Monitoring (FGM) Glucose values when scanned, optional alerts
System Name Dexcom G61 Freestyle Libre 2 & Librelink6
Age Indications Persons with diabetes aged 2 years and older Persons with diabetes aged 4 years and older
Sensor Placement Ages 2-17: belly or upper buttocks
Ages 18+: belly or back of upper arms
All ages: back of the arm
Sensor Wear Up to 10 days Up to 14 days
Continuous Glucose Data Visibility Yes No
Real-time High/Low Alerts with Automatic Glucose Readings Yes No
Rise/Fall Rate Alert Yes No
Predictive Urgent Low Soon Alert** Yes No
Urgent Low Alarm Yes No
Compatible with Automated
Insulin Delivery (AID) Systems
Yes No
Remote Monitoring Yes - shared continuously.
Displayed on the Dexcom Follow app.§
Yes - only shared when scanned.
Displayed on LibreLinkUp app.
Display Devices Smartphone, smart watch, or
receiver (optional)
Smartphone7, or reader
Water Resistance Up to 24 hours in 2.4 meters (8ft) Up to 30 minutes in 1 meter (3 ft)
Known Interferents Hydroxyurea1 Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and salicylic acid (used in Aspirin)6
What is CGM?

CGM gives users a more complete picture of their glucose levels and trends. Unlike a blood glucose meter which provides just a single reading with each fingerstick, CGM shows patients where their glucose is going and how fast.

Patient Benefits

Despite their best intentions and efforts, many diabetes patients struggle to maintain optimal glycemic control.

Proven Outcomes

A growing amount of evidence substantiates the efficacy of Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Systems for insulin-using patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

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** Provides a warning up to 20 minutes in advance of severe hypoglycemia (glucose levels at or below 3.1 mmol/L)
† Lets users know when their sensor glucose is at or below 3.1 mmol/L. You cannot change or turn off the Urgent Low Alarm.
‡ When integrated with the Tandem t:slim X2 Insulin Pump.
§ Requires the Follow App and an internet connection. Followers should always confirm readings on the Dexcom G6 App or Receiver before making treatment decisions
¶ For a list of compatible devices, please visit dexcom.com/compatibility. Use of the smart watch requires the Dexcom G6 App on a compatible smartphone.
1. Dexcom G6 CGM System User Guide, 2021.
2. Beck RW, et al. JAMA. 2017;317(4):371-378.
3. Reddy M, et al. Diabet Med. 2017.
4. Heinemann L, et al. Lancet. 2018;391(10128):1367-1377.
5. Welsh JB, et al. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2019;21(3):128-132.
6. Freestyle Libre 2 User Guide & Freestyle LibreLink User Guide
7. Freestyle LibreLink Smartphone Compatibility Guide.