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. Real-time readings can also be seen by up to 5 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.
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
Even greater accuracy than our previous generation, offering you reliable results
How it works?
A very fine sensor is placed under the skin and measures glucose levels in the interstitial fluid and can provide data up to 288 times in a 24 hour period.
A transmitter that is placed on top of the sensor and 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 5 followers+.
For a list of all compatible smart devices, please visit dexcom.com/dexcom-international-compatibility.
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 dexcom.com/compatibility.
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.
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.
The Dexcom Receiver is not water resistant however the Dexcom Transmitter and Sensor are water resistant up to 2.4m for 24 hours (IPX8).
Dexcom G6 is compatible with CLARITY data software.
Using your CGM data, Dexcom CLARITY can highlight glucose patterns, trends and statistics. You can share data with your clinic and monitor improvements between visits.
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 the Dexcom G5 Mobile App installed on your device, delete this before installing the Dexcom G6 App.
With your first order you will receive the Instructions for use (IFU) bundle which contains:
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.
Yes, as of the 18th January 2021, the Dexcom G6 system is available on the NDSS CGM Subsidy Initiative for t:slim X2 insulin pump users who are eligible for the NDSS CGM Subsidy Program. The t:slim X2 insulin pump with Basal-IQ technology is only compatible with the Dexcom G6 system.
*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 the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM System.
+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. Wadwa RP, Laffel LM, Shah VN, Garg SK. Accuracy of a Factory-Calibrated, Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring System During 10 Days of Use in Youth and Adults with Diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2018.
Dexcom, Dexcom G5 Mobile, 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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