Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring is Now Fully Subsidised - AMSL Diabetes
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Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring is Now Fully Subsidised

DID YOU KNOW?
As of the 1st of July 2022, all eligible Australians living with type 1 Diabetes can now access subsidised Dexcom G6 CGM products, at only $32.10 per month? For more information, click here.

Dexcom G6 is the latest technology in the Dexcom continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) range. The outstanding accuracy of Dexcom G6 allows you to make treatment decisions with no calibrations required, which means zero fingerpricks‡ and no scanning required!   

With Dexcom G6, you can see your current glucose level and where it’s heading with just a glance at your compatible smart device* or receiver. Glucose readings can also be seen by up to 10 of your loved ones for added peace of mind+!

Dexcom G6 is 28% slimmer than the previous generations of Dexcom CGM and indicated for 10 days of wear!

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. 

As of 1st of July 2022, all eligible Australians living with type 1 diabetes can now access subsidised Dexcom G6 CGM products, at only $32.10 per month!

Features

Zero Fingerpricks or Scanning Required‡!

The need for blood glucose meter calibrations is eliminated, meaning you can make treatment decisions with absolutely zero fingerpricks

Longer Life Sensor

Indicated to wear for up to 10 days

Slimmer, Water Resistant† Device

A slim, water-resistant sensor that is discreet and easy to wear

Urgent Low Soon Alert

Provides a 20-minute advance warning ahead of an urgent low

Customisable Alerts and Alarms

Set your range and get notified when you’re heading high or low with 2 groups of alert schedules

Outstanding Accuracy1

Even greater accuracy than our previous generation, offering you reliable results

How it works?

  • Simple auto-applicator – a one-touch applicator easily inserts a small sensor just beneath the skin
  • Sensor and transmitter – a slim sensor continuously measures glucose levels just beneath the skin and sends data wirelessly to a display device through a transmitter
  • Display device – a small touch screen receiver or compatible smart device* displays real-time glucose data

How to Order

All Australians with type 1 diabetes can access subsidised CGM through NDSS CGM Subsidy Initiative.  Some people would be eligible to access fully subsidised CGM, while other people can access with a co-payment.

If you are not eligible for the NDSS Subsidy Initiative, you can purchase Dexcom G6 through our online shop. Take advantage of our limited time trial kit for only $32.10 here.

 

  1. • To access Dexcom CGM through the initiative, you will need to see a healthcare professional to determine whether you meet the eligibility criteria and if Dexcom CGM is right for you.
  2. Self-funded Existing Dexcom G6 Users who have purchased from AMSL Diabetes between the 1st of January and the 1st of June 2022 and are continuing with Dexcom G6 via the Subsidy Initiative, will be eligible to apply via streamlined access for subsidised Dexcom G6 products.
  3. New Dexcom G6 Users who have not used Dexcom G6 within the last 6 months, will be able to access subsidised CGM products through a co-payment of $32.10/month for boxes of sensors + 4 transmitters per year.

Frequently Asked Questions

For additional resources, please visit our resources page or contact AMSL Diabetes on 1300 851 056.

How can I access subsidised Dexcom CGM via the NDSS Subsidy Initiative?

As of the 1st of July 2022, the Australian government is providing access to subsidised Dexcom G6 CGM for all eligible Australians living with type 1 diabetes! Through this Initiative, it will cost users only $32.10 per month.

For more information on this update, please click here.

For more information on the Subsidy, please click here.


How does Dexcom G6 work?

A very fine sensor is placed under the skin and measures glucose levels in the interstitial fluid. It can provide data up to 288 times in a 24 hour period.
A transmitter that is placed on top of the sensor sends data wirelessly via Bluetooth to a compatible display device*.
Additionally with Dexcom Share, you can share your data in real-time to up to 10 followers+.

For a list of all compatible smart devices, please visit https://www.dexcom.com/en-AU/compatibility.


Is Dexcom G6 easy to use?

Dexcom G6 has a functional and friendly design that is user-intuitive. From the re-designed sensor applicator that’s easy to hold and features a one-button push, to the clear and concise display screen on the Dexcom app and Receiver, Dexcom, Inc. have worked to make it as easy as possible to keep track of your glucose levels.

In 2021, an Australia-based survey discovered that 87% of users surveyed found Dexcom G6 easy to use overall, and 90% reported they were comfortable to set up the CGM system alone.

However, if you do need any help along the way, AMSL Diabetes has a 24/7 customer support team available on 1300 851 056.


Is Dexcom G6 compatible with any insulin pumps?
The Dexcom G6 System is compatible with the t:slim X2 insulin pump with Basal-IQ technology / Control-IQ technology.

How long do the Transmitter and Sensor last?

The Dexcom G6 Transmitter battery will last 3 months from the date of activation (this 3 month period is covered under warranty). A single Dexcom G6 sensor is indicated for 10 days of use.


What is the Dexcom 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 are no latex or bovine components in the adhesive.


Do I need to buy a Dexcom Receiver if I plan to use my phone?

Dexcom G6 is compatible with Android and Apple devices without the need for a Dexcom Receiver. For a list of all compatible devices, please visit https://www.dexcom.com/en-AU/compatibility.


Is Dexcom G6 waterproof?

The Dexcom Transmitter and Sensor are water resistant up to 2.4m for 24 hours (IPX8). The Dexcom Receiver is not water resistant.


Is there a specific Dexcom G6 app?

Yes, the Dexcom G6 app needs to be downloaded in order for Dexcom G6 to work. You can install the app from your app store; for Apple and for Android devices.

If you have used a previous generation of Dexcom CGM on your phone, please delete the old app before setting up Dexcom G6.


What training materials will I receive with my first Dexcom G6 order?

With your first order you will receive the Instructions for Use (IFU) bundle which contains:

      • Using your G6 Guide
      • Start Here Guide
      • Guide to access Clarity software

When you’re ready to begin, the Dexcom app will guide you step by step to help you get started.  For more resources visit our resources web page found here.


Does Dexcom G6 require fingerpricks?

The Dexcom G6 CGM system eliminates fingerpricks for calibration and diabetes treatment decisions*, meaning you can make informed decisions on the go direct from your Dexcom CGM readings.

*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.


Does Dexcom G6 feature customisable alerts and alarms?

The Dexcom G6 system has a number of alerts which can be customised or turned off if desired, depending on the individual’s preference and lifestyle needs. On the other hand, Dexcom alarms like Urgent Low (when an individual is recording levels below 3.1mmol/L) cannot be turned off, as these require immediate attention.

Dexcom G6 also features the Urgent Low Soon alert, which gives a 20-minute advance warning ahead of an urgent low (3.1 mmol/L), allowing users more time to action a change as required.

During the initial set up, individuals will be prompted to establish their low and high alert levels, to ultimately establish their ‘target range’. These can also be updated at a later date if needed.


Can I take paracetamol when wearing Dexcom G6?

Yes! Unlike previous generations of Dexcom CGM, the Dexcom G6 system allows users to take paracetamol without interference of false high glucose readings.*

*Dexcom G6 readings can be used to make diabetes treatment decisions when taking up to a maximum paracetamol dose of 1,000mg every 6 hours. Taking a higher dose may affect readings.


What is Dexcom Share, and how can I use it?

Dexcom Share allows users to send real-time glucose readings onto their loved ones and support system such as their healthcare professional, school teacher, colleague, or even coach! Dexcom Share is possible via the Dexcom Follow app, which updates every 5 minutes with the latest information, allowing Followers to remotely monitor their loved ones.

Note: A separate Dexcom Follow app will need to be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Android Play Store on the Follower’s phone. Both the User and the Follower require a stable internet connection for data to be sent.


What is Dexcom Clarity, and how can I use it?

Dexcom Clarity is an online software platform which stores and analyses your glucose data.

There’s no need to create an account if you are a Dexcom CGM user – simply log in to the website or Dexcom Clarity app with your Dexcom account details, and you’ll find all your glucose data stored and waiting for you.*

Featuring glucose patterns, statistics, and insights as well as comprehensive and comparative reports, Dexcom Clarity also provides summary data such as Average Glucose, percentage of Time in Range, and estimated A1c.^ Information can be forwarded onto your healthcare professional or printed, emailed, or downloaded in PDF format.

*If using a compatible display device that has an internet connection. For a full list of compatible device, visit dexcom.com/en-AU/compatibility

^Estimated A1C is only an estimate and does not replace the HbA1c test conducted by your healthcare professional. Dexcom Clarity determines an eA1C as the average glucose from a minimum number of days with a minimum duration of CGM wear time. If “N/A” is displayed here, there is not enough data to estimate A1C.


What is the Dexcom Overpatch?

Dexcom Sensor Overpatches are only compatible for use with Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Sensors and may help in keeping your sensor adhesive secure and clean.

Dexcom Overpatches are available at no charge for individuals who are using Dexcom G6.


How will AMSL Diabetes support me?

AMSL Diabetes is committed to supporting you with your diabetes care, and is pleased to offer:

  • 24/7 Customer Support
  • Local support from AMSL Diabetes representatives in your local area
  • Expert training
  • Online resources
  • Shopping online

Dexcom G6 CGM

References and Important Risk Information

*The Dexcom G6 transmitter can only be paired with one medical device (either a Dexcom receiver or the t:slim X2 Insulin Pump) and one compatible mobile device (phone or tablet) at the same time. To view a list of compatible smart devices, visit www.dexcom.com/dexcom-international-compatibility

†The Dexcom G6 Sensor and Transmitter are water resistant and may be submerged under 2.4 metres of water for up to 24 hours without failure when properly installed.

‡ 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.

¶ Compared to previous generations of Dexcom CGM.

+Followers must separately download the Dexcom Follow App to view shared glucose information. A stable internet connection is needed to enable this Dexcom Share feature.

§ Dexcom G6 readings can be used to make diabetes treatment decisions when taking up to a maximum paracetamol dose of 1,000mg every 6 hours. Taking a higher dose may affect the glucose readings.

1. Shah VN, Laffel LM, Wadwa RP, Garg SK: Performance of a Factory-Calibrated Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Utilizing an Automated Sensor Applicator. Diabetes Technol Ther 2018;20:428-433 – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29923775

Dexcom, Dexcom G6, Dexcom Share and Dexcom Clarity are registered trademarks of Dexcom, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. ARTG 330535.

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