How does Dexcom’s Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) work?

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What are the components of the Dexcom G4® PLATINUM CGM System?

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How can I use Dexcom’s CGM technology to better manage my blood glucose?

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What is the accuracy and sensing performance of the Dexcom G4® PLATINUM CGM System?

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What makes Dexcom G4® PLATINUM CGM technology so accurate?

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How long does each Sensor last?

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Is it easy to calibrate?

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What other features does the Dexcom G4® PLATINUM CGM System offer?

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Who can use the Dexcom G4® PLATINUM CGM System?

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What software can I use to download Dexcom CGM data?

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Can I get a copy of the product brochure?

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  1. Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System User’s Guide (LBL-012080).
  2. JDRF Continuous Glucose Monitoring Study Group. Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Intensive Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2008:359(14):1464-1476.
  3. Effectiveness and Safety of the Dexcom G4® Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, RPT-901776. Reference is YSI (Yellow Springs Laboratory Instrument).
  4. Observational Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the Dexcom G4™ Continuous Glucose Monitoring System in Pediatrics, RPT-901951. Reference is SMBG (self monitoring blood glucose meter).
  5. Damiano et al, “A Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of Three Continuous Glucose Monitors,” Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, OnlineFirst published April 21, 2014. Web.
  6. Matuleviciene et al, “A Clinical Trial of the Accuracy and Treatment Experience of the Dexcom G4 Sensor (Dexcom G4 System) and Enlite Sensor (Guardian REAL-Time System) Tested Simultaneously in Ambulatory Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.” Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics 16(11): 759-767, 2014.
  7. Kropff et al, “Accuracy of two continuous glucose monitoring systems: a head-to- head comparison under clinical research centre and daily life conditions.” Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 17: 343–349, 2015.
  8. At least 2 calibrations are required and more might be necessary.
  9. Dexcom STUDIO® is optional software.