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 fingerpricks 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 Australian Government is now providing access to fully subsidised Dexcom 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 for eligible individuals, living with type 1 diabetes. Visit www.ndss.com.au/CGM for more information today or visit our CGM Subsidy Initiative page for more information.
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 14.6 mm.
6 Metre Transmission Range.
The Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Receiver and Transmitter have a transmission range of up to 6m for flexibility and convenience.
Colour Screen and Sleek Profile.
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.
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 a busy lifestyle.
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:
Your sensor glucose readings are meant to be used for trending only. Your blood glucose meter and CGM sensor measure your glucose from two different types of body fluids – blood and interstitial fluid respectively. Therefore, the values from your blood glucose meter and sensor may not always match exactly. For finger-stick BG values below 4.4mmol/L, the CGM reading may be up to 1.11mmol/L different and still be considered accurate. For finger-stick BG values at or above 4.4mmol/L, the CGM reading may be up to 20% different and still be considered accurate.
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 to know this setting will apply to all alerts, alarms and prompts.
The Transmitter battery will last for at least 6 months. However once you see the Transmitter low battery screen, replace the Transmitter as soon as possible. Your Transmitter battery will drain a few days after this screen has appeared. The Transmitter has a warranty of 6 months.
A single Dexcom CGM sensor is approved for 7 days of use.
The sensor adhesive 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 are no latex or bovine components in the adhesive.
You can charge your Dexcom Receiver in two ways:
Yes, you do. Fingerprick readings should always be used for treatment decisions.
While the Dexcom Receiver is not water-resistant, the Dexcom Transmitter and Sensor are water-resistant up to 2.4m for 24 hours.
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