Diabetes kit  Dexcom CGM sensors G6

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DEXCOM G6

The next generation of Dexcom sensor

builds on the company's existing CGM

capabilities.

It is being argued that Dexcom's

latest G6 sensors could convert

CGM unbelievers into believers.

Due to arrive in the UK in the

next few weeks, the company

believes it will help diabetics to rediscover

'letting go' through a process of learning

to trust the technology. After all, you trust

your meter, don't you?

The latest developments will simply

take blood testing out of the equation

as the sensor no longer even needs

calibrating. However, blood testing will

always be there as a safety net; you can

always check your glucose level with a

blood test anyway, or learn to let go slowly

by twin-tracking testing and CGM until

you trust it. But ultimately it means you

should have one less thing to do.

It's widely said that Dexcom CGM

holds the ground on accuracy in this

very specialised arena. Jake Leach is

the senior vice president of research and

development projects for Dexcom Ltd

and has been with the company since

2004. He says "The G6 will be unrivalled

for accuracy and length of sensor wear,

with an improved performance and no

calibration required. We are introducing

Donevia sensor membrane technology

and using adhesive materials that are

similar to those used for wound healing

and therefore should be more comfortable

to wear the people diabetes. We've also

improved on the algorithm which in turn

explains the improvement and accuracy."

The new sensors in the G6 series will

last for 10 days. The transmitter itself is

smaller, being 30% thinner, and will last for

three months without requiring charging,

and the applicator is completely new and

much easier to use. There are fewer steps

to complete the insertion process too.

Says Leach, "It's fast, easy and you don't

feel it at all, plus it's over quickly. By using

the new Donevia membrane technology

there's been an improvements in the

stability of the sensor signal as well as a

reduction in what we call 'sensor noise',

which is basically interference that is not

about glucose itself."

In touch

The system receiver has also undergone

improvements, while there's also the

option to see CGM results on an Apple

watch via an app. The touchscreen

receiver includes alerts, but these are

more customisable so they can be much

more personal. It's possible to set up

alerts specifically for certain periods such

as weekends or for a specific activity.

The point of this is so that wearers do

not have to experience 'alarm fatigue'. In

addition we've added in a new glucose

alert, 'urgent low soon'. For examples if

you took too much insulin at dinner and

alerts only five minutes before going low

The G6 will be unrivalled for accuracy and

length of sensor wear, with an improved

performance and no calibration required."

might not be enough, so the new alert

gives the user more time to react. You can

also set up alert schedules, which offsets

of alarms during specified time Rangers

which are also customisable.

"The new algorithm eliminates the

need for calibrations," explains Leach,

"But users can put them in if they want

to otherwise the sensors are factory

calibrated. We have also addressed

the fact that in previous generations of

sensors wearers sometimes experienced

a modicum of variability on the first day of

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