About the Dexcom G6

Overview 

This article provides an overview of the Dexcom G6, a CGM that is currently supported by Levels.


About the Dexcom G6:
  • The Dexcom G6 includes both a sensor and a transmitter that you place on your arm (two pieces total). The transmitter snaps into the sensor.
  • The Dexcom G6 sensors last for 10 days each. You will receive three sensors per shipment in your Levels kit, providing you with 30 days worth of wearing time total
  • The Dexcom G6 sensor calculates a glucose value every 5  minutes and then reports that value in real-time through Bluetooth communication to a paired cell phone as the phone is within 20 feet and bluetooth is turned on. You do not need to scan your sensor to receive data, but you do need bluetooth communication turned on your phone to receive data.
  • The Dexcom G6 is factory calibrated and does not require calibration. However, it does allow for calibration by using a finger-prick reading to calibrate the sensor. You can view more information on testing Dexcom's accuracy here: How to Test the Accuracy of your Dexcom G6
  • The Dexcom G6 sensor is oblong in shape and is 4.57 cm (L) x 3.05 cm (W) x 1.52 cm (H)
  • View safety information for the Dexcom G6 CGM here.
  • To see if your device is compatible with the Dexcom G6, click here.

For more information about CGMs, visit: About Continuous Glucose Monitors

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