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what is the dexcom g6 cgm?

#The Dexcom G6 is a continuous glucose monitoring system that helps reduce the guesswork when it comes to making diabetes treatment decisions. The Dexcom CGM makes managing diabetes easier by giving you a comprehensive means of tracking your glucose numbers and trends. 

What are the benefits of using the Dexcom G6 CGM?

With the Dexcom G6 you’ll get a real-time look at your glucose numbers since it provides a glucose reading every 5 minutes, up to 288 times a day. Using vivid colors to display trend arrows on your compatible smart device, the Dexcom G6 allows you to make better-informed diabetes management decisions. 

What does the Dexcom G6 feature?

The Dexcom G6 CGM system features include:

  • An easy-to-use sensor applicator with one button insertion
  • Ability to set your range and get customized alerts when you’re heading high or low
  • You can share your glucose data with others
  • The only provider of CGM systems indicated for children ages 2 years and older
  • The slim, water-resistant sensor‡ is discreet and easy to insert
  • 10-day sensor wear

What is the difference between a blood glucose meter (BGM) and a continuous glucose monitor (CGM)?

Blood glucose meters provide you with just a single glucose reading. How a CGM works is different. A CGM system tests the glucose in your blood periodically and consistently to provide valuable insight as to your glucose levels such as rate and direction changes, even while you are sleeping. 

Will my insurance pay for my CGM?

That’s a good question. Every policy is different and insurance coverage for CGM systems varies from policy to policy. The good news is that when it comes to CGMs and insurance, most private insurances will cover the cost of your CGM, and Medicare/Medicaid coverage is possible. The best thing to do is work with a trusted advisor such as US MED, where our team of highly trained experts will help you determine your coverage requirements, gather documents and records from your physician, and bill your insurance company, Medicare, or Medicaid directly on your behalf. 

What are my CGM options?

If you are interested in your options for using a CGM, your insurance coverage may determine which CGM system you choose. If not the Dexcom G6, other options include the FreeStyle Libre System and the Eversense - Implantable CGM system.

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