If you are trying to decide between the Dexcom G5 CGM and the Freestyle Libre glucose monitoring systems we can help. Having seen results from people wearing the Freestyle Libre and the Dexcom G5 we are ready to outline the pro’s and con’s of each as we compare them side by side. Please note this comparison guide is based on other peoples experience.
Despite new, Dexcom G5 prices, making the Dexcom system cheaper than ever the set up costs for Dexcom are still considerably more than the libre. For the Dexcom G5 you will need to purchase a receiver, a transmitter and sensors. For the Libre, you will just need the handheld scanner (reader) and the sensors. To purchase the receiver, transmitter and 2 Dexcom sensors it will cost you £577.50 which is considerably cheaper than a few months ago when the G5 system costed around the £1000 mark. In comparison the Freestyle Libre Starter Pack that contains the reader and 2 sensors will cost £159.95……..
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Introducing the Dexcom G5® Mobile CGM System
Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) provides accurate, real-time glucose readings every five minutes for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. And now with the Dexcom G5® Mobile CGM System, dynamic glucose data can be accessed and shared safely and conveniently anywhere, anytime to your compatible smart device.*†. The Dexcom G5 Mobile is the only CGM approved for adults and pediatric patients two years of age and older.
The Dexcom G5 Mobile is a compact CGM System that works seamlessly to display real-time glucose activity on the display device of your choice, giving you greater convenience and discretion to manage your glucose on the go.
With the Dexcom G5 Mobile, you have access to a unique cloud-based reporting system called Dexcom CLARITY®, which gives you the ability to access and track your glucose data anywhere, on any web-based platform
The Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM System sends immediate alerts to your compatible smart device or receiver when your glucose is trending too high or too low. Alerts can also be customized so they appear as text messages for additional discretion and privacy.
With the Dexcom G5 Mobile app, you’ll have the world’s first CGM system on your compatible smart device.* You can view your real-time glucose data and trends right on your smart device, with the option to share your data with loved ones and caregivers. Visit Dexcom for more!
In amazingly fast timing, the FDA has approved the next-generation Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitor (CGM) system that will communicate directly with a mobile device, eliminating the need for a separate receiver!
The California CGM company announced the news Tuesday morning, almost a week after regulators had made the actual approval decision. Dexcom submitted the G5 for regulatory review on Feb. 25, so it took the FDA less than six months to give this next-gen CGM the green light. Seriously, that’s quick!
Dexcom press release boasts: “With wireless Bluetooth technology built into the device transmitter, the G5 Mobile… is the first and only fully mobile CGM system approved by the FDA for both adults and children as young as 2 years of age that sends glucose data directly to a smartphone, freeing users from the need to carry a separate receiver. The new transmitter securely sends vital glucose information directly to an app on iOS-enabled devices for real-time diabetes management. Android applications will follow early next year.”