Monday, July 9, 2018

Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitor

Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitor
 
www.dexcom.com
 
 
I wanted a CGM, continuous glucose monitor.
For me.
Insurance says no coverage because I am type 2, not insulin dependent.
Fine - I will get my own!
Maybe, depending on cost, if you know what I mean.
The search is on!
 
Here is the first one I checked on:

Dexcom G6 CGM
 
The Dexcon G6 basic info:
 
approved for children 2+ years old
sharable data
10 day sensor
simple applicator for sensor
customizable alerts and alarms
transmits data wirelessly to display device
display device available or iOS/Android compatible device 
Clarity program for seeing trends and patterns
 
I like it all!!
EXCEPT the price
 
One month of sensors $350.
Transmitter $237 (lasts 3 months/$80 a month)
So monthly that works out to $428 a month plus tax
using my Samsung phone
 
OUCH

Moving on to investigate more options:

Medtronic Guardian CGM

Freestyle Libre CGM