Continuous Glucose Monitoring Is Easy With The Dexcom G6® CGM System
The Dexcom G6 is a medical device you use on yourself. It allows you to continually see your sensor glucose readings, updated every five minutes for up to seven days, without the bother of taking constant fingerstick measurement.
The Dexcom G6 provides personalized trend Alerts, prompting you to proactively react when your glucose levels are getting too low or too high. Dexcom provides web-based reports reflecting your glucose trends and patterns. Share the reports with your healthcare professional when developing your diabetes management treatment plans.
Failure to use the Dexcom G6 CGM System and its components according to the instructions for use and all indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and cautions may result in you missing a severe hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) or hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) occurrence and/or making a treatment decision that may result in injury. If your glucose alerts and readings from your Dexcom G6 Mobile CGM System do not match your symptoms or expectations, use a fingerstick blood glucose value from your blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions. Seek medical attention when appropriate.
Please review the product instructions before using the Dexcom G6 CGM System. Indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, cautions, and other important user information can be found in the product instructions that are included with, or accompany, the Dexcom G6 Mobile CGM System. Discuss with your healthcare professional how you should use the information displayed on the Dexcom G6 Mobile System to help manage your diabetes. The product instructions contain important information on troubleshooting the Dexcom G6 Mobile CGM System and on the performance characteristics of the system.
The Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (Dexcom G6 System) is a real time, continuous glucose monitoring device indicated for the management of diabetes in persons age 2 years and older.
The Dexcom G6 System is intended to replace fingerstick blood glucose testing for diabetes treatment decisions. Interpretation of the Dexcom G6 System results should be based on the glucose trends and several sequential readings over time. The Dexcom G6 System also aids in the detection of episodes of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, facilitating both acute and long-term therapy adjustments.
The Dexcom G6 System is also intended to autonomously communicate with digitally connected devices, including automated insulin dosing (AID) systems. The Dexcom G6 System can be used alone or in conjunction with these digitally connected medical devices for the purpose of managing diabetes.
No MRI/CT/Diathermy – MR Unsafe
Don’t wear your CGM (sensor, transmitter, receiver, or smart device) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scan, or high frequency electrical heat (diathermy) treatment.
The G6 hasn’t been tested in those situations. The magnetic fields and heat could damage the components of the G6, which may cause it to display inaccurate G6 sensor glucose readings (G6 readings) or may prevent alerts. Without G6 readings
or alarm/alert notifications, you might miss a severe low or high glucose event.
Dexcom G6 System User Guide
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• Read User Materials
Before you use your G6, carefully read the materials included with it. If you don’t,
• Not use the G6 correctly
• Not understand G6 information
• Affect how well it works
• Don’t Ignore Low/High Symptoms
Don’t ignore how you feel. If your glucose alerts and G6 readings don’t match what you’re feeling, use your blood glucose meter (meter) to make diabetes treatment decisions or, if needed, seek immediate medical attention. When in doubt, get your meter out.
• No Number, No Arrow, No CGM Treatment Decision
If your G6 doesn’t show a number or arrow, or your readings don’t match your symptoms, use your meter to make diabetes treatment decisions.
No number, no arrow, no treatment decision. When in doubt, get your meter out.
• Don’t Use If…
Do not use the G6 if you are pregnant, on dialysis, or critically ill. It is not known how different conditions or medications common to theses populations may affect performance of the system. G6 readings may be inaccurate in these populations.
Follow G6 instructions. If you don’t, you could have a severe low or high glucose event.
• Avoid Sunscreen and Insect Repellent Some skin care products, such as sunscreens and insect repellents, can make the plastic used in your G6 crack. Before using your G6, make sure there are no cracks in your receiver, transmitter, and transmitter holder. If you find a crack, please contact Technical Support. Do not allow these skin care products to contact your G6. After using skin care products, wash your hands before touching your G6. If any skin care products get on your G6, immediately wipe with a clean cloth.
Dexcom G6® Instructional Video
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