About the Dexcom G6


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 reports that value in real-time through Bluetooth communication to a paired cell phone. The cell phone must be within 20 feet of you, and your bluetooth must be turned on to receive data. 
  • You do not need to scan your sensor to receive data, but you do need bluetooth communication turned on your phone to receive data.
  • Your CGM transmitter holds 3 hours of data. If your bluetooth is turned off or you're farther than 20 feet away from your phone for 3+ hours, then you may experience gaps in your glucose data and/or data loss.
  • 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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