Dexcom Versus Freestyle Libre

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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