Dexcom G4 Platinum®
Say hello to Dexcom G4® PLATINUM.
The Dexcom G4 PLATINUM continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system measures your interstitial glucose levels 24 hours a day to reveal a complete view of glucose highs, lows and rates of change over time. Unlike finger sticks that give a number for a single point in time, CGM provides dynamic glucose information by showing you, every 5 minutes, where your glucose is, where it’s going and how fast it’s getting there.
The CGM Subsidised Initiative is here!
The Australian Government is now providing access to fully subsidised continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) products through the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). Subsidised access to Dexcom G5 Mobile and Dexcom G4 PLATINUM CGM sensors and transmitters is available through the NDSS to children and young people aged under 21 years, living with type 1 diabetes, who meet specific criteria. Visit www.ndss.com.au/CGM for more information today or visit our CGM Subsidy Initiative page for more information on your Dexcom options.
Set your blood glucose target range to alert when you go high or low and even customise alarm tones and melodies to suit your needs. The Dexcom G4 PLATINUM has a fixed hypo alert at 3.1mmol/l to give you added peace of mind even while you’re sleeping.
Tiny sensor needle.
The sensor introducer needle has a gauge of 26G and a length of 14.6mm. The Dexcom G4 PLATINUM is approved for sensor placement on either the abdomen area or upper gluteus area for paediatric users.1
6 metre transmission range.
The Dexcom G4 PLATINUM receiver and transmitter have a transmission range of up to 6m for flexibility and convenience. The Animas Vibe insulin pump and the transmitter have a range of 3.6m.
View your glucose trends in vivid hues of yellow, red, and white on the receiver and you’ll see quickly and easily when you’re going high, low, or good to go. The Vibe insulin pump also comes with a colour screen.
At less than 1.27cm thick, the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM receiver is sleek and small and slips easily into your pocket or purse. It’s designed to fit any busy lifestyle.
7 day sensor life.
The Dexcom G4 PLATINUM sensor’s life is approved for 7 day’s continuous use for your convenience.
To view the warranty information on any of the Dexcom products click here
References: 1. Dexcom G4 PLATINUM User Guide, May 2012. NOTE: Video footage on this page contains Dexcom in mg/dl. Australia only distributes Dexcom in mmol/L
How it works
The Dexcom G4 PLATINUM CGM system can be used as a standalone system or with the Animas Vibe insulin pump. Here’s how it works:
- A tiny sensor is placed under the skin in a similar way to an infusion site and is worn up to 7 days at a time. After you have been trained under the supervision of your healthcare professional and AMSL Diabetes representative, you can do this on your own.
- The Dexcom G4 PLATINUM transmitter is then attached to the sensor.
- Once the sensor is inserted and the transmitter is attached there is a two hour start-up period where no information will be displayed. After this time, you will need to enter two finger stick readings from your blood glucose meter to calibrate the Dexcom system.
- The glucose sensor will then continuously measure your interstitial glucose levels (in the fluid space between the cells) and through the transmitter, will send information wirelessly to either your Dexcom Receiver or your Animas Vibe insulin pump.
- After the two initial calibrations, further calibrations are required every 12 hours.
NOTE: Video footage shows Dexcom G4 PLATINUM in mg/dl. Dexcom G4 PLATINUM only available in mmol/L in Australia. Receiver only available in black.
Dexcom G4/G4 Sensor
|Displayed Glucose Range||2.25-22.2mmol/L|
|Sensor Life||Indicated for up to 7 days continuous use|
|Calibration||Finger prick test with commercially available BG meter|
|Storage Conditions||Temperature: 2° C – 25° C
Humidity: 0% – 95% RH
Dexcom G4 Transmitter
(Including sensor pod)
|Length: 3.8cm Width: 2.3cm
|Communication Range||3.6m from Animas Vibe insulin pump
6m from Dexcom Receiver
|Power Supply||Receiver is charged by USB cable/power plug|
|Storage Conditions:||Temperature: 0° C – 45° C
|Liquid Ingress Protection||IP28 24hours at 2.4m|
|Frequency Range||2.424 999 877 GHz
2.449 993 677 GHz
2.474 737 539 GHz
2.477 236 919 GHz
Dexcom G4 Receiver
|Communication Range||6m from Transmitter|
i. 30 days of glucose data
ii. 7 days of tech support data
|6m from Transmitter
7 days of tech support data
|Software for download||Dexcom Studio|
|Rechargeable Battery use||3 days|
|Charging Time||3 Hours Power Outlet
5 Hours Powered USB
|Moisture Protection||IP22: vertically falling drops|
*For more information about warranties click here or call 1300 851 056 for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the sensor adhesive made of?
It is a pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive coated on top of a polyester spun lace fabric. The housing is attached with cyanoacrylate glue from Loctite. Both are medical grade materials. There is no latex or bovine components in the adhesive.
How accurate is the Sensor?
Your sensor glucose readings are meant to be used for trending only. Your blood glucose meter and sensor measure your glucose from two different types of body fluids: blood and interstitial fluid. Therefore, the values from your blood glucose meter and sensor may not match exactly. For finger stick BG values below 4.44mmol/L, the CGM reading may be up to 1.11mol/L different and still be considered accurate. For finger stick BG values at or above 4.44mol/L, the CGM reading may be up to 20% different and still be considered accurate.
How long does it take to completely charge the receiver?
You can charge the receiver two ways:
1.) First, you can use the Dexcom AC outlet charger, which will fully charge the receiver in three (3) hours
2.) Second, you can use the Dexcom USB charger, which will fully charge the receiver in five (5) hours. To use the USB charger, a Windows-compatible computer is needed and the Dexcom Studio Software must be downloaded in order to charge your receiver from a computer. After downloading the software:
a.) Plug the included USB cable into your computer.
b.) Plug other end of the USB cable into the receiver.
c.) The battery charging screen will appear on the receiver.
Note: If your receiver does not show the charging icon when plugged into the charger make sure that both ends of the USB cable are fully inserted into the receiver port and wall charger.
How long does the transmitter last?
The Transmitter battery will last at least six (6) months. However, once you see the transmitter low battery screen, replace the transmitter as soon as possible. Your transmitter battery may drain as quickly as one week or less after this alert appears. The Transmitter has a warranty of 6 months.
Why are Profiles a good feature of the Dexcom Standalone system?
Profiles allow you to choose the way you want your alerts to behave. Depending on your daily activities, you can quickly and easily change the way your system alerts you by changing your profile settings to the sound pattern and the volume level that best fits your lifestyle needs. When you choose your profile setting it is important to know this setting will apply to all alerts, alarms, and prompts.
How do I charge the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Receiver?
The receiver battery may be charged using one of the following options:
1. An AC power outlet
2. A Windows-compatible computer. You will need to install the Dexcom Studio Software.
How often do I need to calibrate the Dexcom CGM?
You can calibrate when you are asked for the two start-up blood sugars and when prompted by the 12-hour calibration prompt.
Where do I get access to a Dexcom G4 Platinum Full Tutorial?
Visit our YouTube page www.youtube.com/amsldiabetes for Dexcom demonstration videos.
How does Dexcom measure your blood glucose?
The sensor continuously measures glucose in the interstitial fluid (the fluid space between the cells) and can provide data up to 288 times in a 24 hour period.
How long can I wear a sensor for?
A single sensor is approved for 7 days use – the longest wear CGM in Australia.
Do I still need to take blood tests?
Yes you do. Finger stick readings should always be used for treatment decisions.
Is the device implanted permanently under the skin?
No it is not. A very fine sensor is placed under the skin.
Is it waterproof?
The Receiver is not water resistant however the Dexcom Transmitter and Sensor are water resistant up to 2.4m for 24 hours.
How to purchase
- The Dexcom continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) can be purchased directly from AMSL Diabetes. Consult with your private health insurance to see if they will cover your Dexcom CGM system but this will depend on your health fund and level of cover.
- NEW: The Australian Government is now providing access to fully subsidised continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) products through the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). Subsidised access to Dexcom G4 PLATINUM and Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM sensors and transmitters is available through the NDSS to children and young people aged under 21 years, living with type 1 diabetes, who meet specific criteria.For more information on this program visit www.ndss.com.au/CGM.
- Discuss with your healthcare professional to see if the continuous glucose monitoring system would benefit you
- Both yourself and your healthcare professional will need to sign the Dexcom order form.
- Once the Dexcom order form has been signed and submitted to AMSL Diabetes, your first Dexcom system will be sent to your clinic/hospital. Your local representatives will then come out to train you, if required, on the product under the supervision of your healthcare professional. All following orders can then be sent directly to you by calling 1300 851 056 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm or by ordering on our online purchasing shop
- Healthcare professionals will need to provide a purchase order made out to AMSL Diabetes
- OR Complete the Dexcom order form and include credit card details. To view the Dexcom order form click here
For Health Care Professionals
This section contains information specially for Health Care Professionals such as clinical papers, order forms and checklists.
With Dexcom’s latest software, you can download the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM CGM in seconds, access reports for insights, and print the charts at the touch of a button. All this with a more streamline interface. For customers using the Animas Vibe insulin pump, you can download your pump using the Diasend software. CLICK HERE to view more information about Diasend.
Dexcom PORTRAIT Report
A new summary report that says it all
This one page report helps to easily and quickly:
- Identify clinically significant patterns with the Pattern Map
- Prioritize which glucose patterns to address with the Pattern Map
- Focus on potentially the most significant patterns with Insight Summary
- Provide possible solutions to improve glucose management with Possible Considerations and Interpretation section
Frequency + Duration + Intensity = Clinical Significance
The longer and wider the red or yellow highlighted areas is, the more clinically significant the glycaemic excursion may be.
Insights and Potential Solutions
Highlights the most significant pattern of hyper- and hypoglycaemia throughout daytime and night-time and frequency of occurrence. In addition, possible clinical considerations to help resolve glycaemic excursions.
Summary Statistics and Interpretation
Quick snapshot of glucose statistics and calibration frequency as well as a place for written therapy adjustments and suggestions to help improve glucose control.
Hourly Stats Report
All-in-one report to easily assess glycaemic patterns and variability at the same time.
Daily Trends Report
Overlapping days to assess glycaemic patterns.
Glucose Distribution Report
Shows percent time high, low and in target glucose ranges and overall glucose distribution.
Assess pre- and post-prandial control by comparing pie chart distribution.
Glucose Trends Report
Report to review daily glucose trends, event markers and correlation between SMBG and CGM.
Daily Strip Print feature prints daily glucose trends with a touch of a button.
Daily Stats Report
Review percent time spent high, low and in target glucose ranges by day.
Compares glycaemic control weekly, monthly or quarterly.