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BREAKING NEWS: Advancement for Kids and Adults with Diabetes

Aug 28, 2015

First and only full mobile continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for adults and children as young as 2 years old…

Diabetes patients and families nationwide have something to cheer about—no more separate receivers! The FDA just announced approval of the Dexcom’s G5® Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System, which sends glucose data directly to a smartphone, freeing users from the need to carry a separate receiver. Users can also select up to five designated “followers” to remotely monitor their glucose information and receive alert notifications from almost anywhere.


Today’s G5 Mobile CGM announcement is the latest in a string of exciting news for Dexcom having recently announced compatibility and apps for iOS and Android devices, a partnership with Google and that it has teamed up with superstar Nick Jonas. This marks a new stage of convenience and flexibility for patients and caregivers as well as a sign of future advancements for this standard of care in the diabetes space.

Available by prescription, the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM System features the most accurate glucose sensor on the market while providing enhanced mobility and flexibility to view and share personal glucose data and trends. The only CGM with single digit MARD (Mean Absolute Relative Difference), the Dexcom G5 Mobile comes with the longest-wear sensor on the market and features customizable alerts and a built-in low glucose alarm (55 mg/dL alarm) to warn patients of highs and lows and how quickly they may be happening through a simplified mobile interface. Data from the Dexcom G5 Mobile can be integrated with Dexcom CLARITY™, a Cloud-based reporting software, for personalized, easy-to-understand analysis of trends that may improve diabetes management.

Continuous glucose monitoring is considered the most significant breakthrough in diabetes management in the past 40 years. The traditional standard of care for glucose (blood sugar) monitoring has been a finger stick meter. CGM augments the use of glucose meters for the management of diabetes. Meters are still required to calibrate CGMs and for guidance in making therapy and meal decisions. CGM is important because, in addition to providing the glucose level, it provides the direction and rate of glucose change with the push of a button and alerts users when glucose is too low or too high.

Practice Pearls:

  • The G5 Mobile system is anticipated to begin shipping in late September 2015.
  • All purchasers of a G4 Platinum with Share system from August 1, 2015, until the G5 Mobile system is shipped, will be eligible to receive a no-cost upgrade to the G5 Mobile system.
  • There will be a low cost cash upgrade to the G5 Mobile system for those patients who are still under warranty with their existing system.

Dexcom News release 8-24-2015