Continuous Glucose Monitoring can change how you live with and manage diabetes.
Living with diabetes and managing insulin can be challenging and unpredictable. How can you keep up with the ever-changing nature of glucose when food, exercise, stress, hormones, and any number of other factors are all part of life and no two days are ever the same?
Traditionally, regular blood glucose monitoring with a meter was an essential element of the diabetes management routine. But with only a number being shown after a fingerprick, there is no understanding of where glucose is heading or how quickly it may be changing. Now, there’s a completely new way to live with and manage diabetes — the Dexcom G5® Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System.
Dexcom G5 Mobile consists of a small sensor and transmitter that automatically measure your or your child’s blood glucose every five minutes. The Dexcom G5 Mobile Transmitter communicates via Bluetooth® with a compatible iOS or Android device^ to show the glucose level and direction it’s moving.‡ So you don’t have to stop what you’re doing to prick your finger — or be in the dark about where your or your child’s glucose is heading.
In fact, the Dexcom G5 Mobile lets you treat your diabetes without pricking your finger, giving you highly accurate readings1,2,3 you can rely on to make insulin dosage adjustments.* It is the first system approved by Health Canada to replace fingerprick testing for daily diabetes treatment decisions.
Most importantly, the Dexcom G5 Mobile allows you to customize alerts at any glucose level to notify you of oncoming lows and highs before they happen, so you can take appropriate action. It automatically measures glucose, day and night — giving you more peace of mind and helping you get the good night’s sleep you deserve.
In addition, the Dexcom Follow® App allows caregivers to keep an eye on their loved one’s glucose levels from anywhere.† Parents can now look at a device and know where their child’s glucose level is in real-time while he or she is away at school, over at a friend’s house, or in the next room.
Diabetes technology has come a long way, and with the Dexcom G5 Mobile, now there is a tool to help you make more meaningful diabetes treatment decisions moment to moment and improve diabetes control.
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^ To view a list of compatible devices, visit www.dexcom.com/compatibility. ‡ A Dexcom G5 Mobile Receiver can also be acquired as an optional display device. *If your glucose alerts and readings do not match your symptoms or expectations or you are taking medications containing acetaminophen, you should perform a fingerstick to confirm your blood glucose level. A minimum of two fingersticks a day are required for calibration. † Requires the Dexcom Follow® app and an Internet connection.
- Bailey TS, Chang A, Christiansen M. Clinical accuracy of a continuous glucose monitoring system with an advanced algorithm. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2015;9(2):209-14.
- Damiano ER, Mckeon K, El-khatib FH, Zheng H, Nathan DM, Russell SJ. A comparative effectiveness analysis of three continuous glucose monitors: the Navigator, G4 Platinum, and Enlite. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2014;8(4):699-708.
- Peyser TA, Nakamura K, Price D, et al. Hypoglycemic Accuracy and Improved Low Glucose Alerts of the Latest Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, DTT, 2015.