Dexcom G6 CGM, continuous glucose monitoring, Dexcom G7, Kevin Sayer

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We have rebuilt it

A conversation with Kevin Sayer, CEO of Dexcom

ahead of the launch of its latest G7 CGM sensor.

By Sue Marshall.

The American Diabetes Association

(ADA)'s annual conference took

place online in June. At the event,

Dexcom's CEO Kevin Sayer reported

on the company's recent 'Mobile'

study regarding people with Type

2 diabetes who were not on insulin

using its CGM sensors to improve

their outcomes. It's generally

understood that, for many people

with Type 2 diabetes, there is a

progression from controlling the

condition by diet, then by diet and

pills that increase their insulin

sensitivity, and who may eventually

migrate to insulin. If they do, they

will likely start with injecting a longacting

insulin (a basal), which may

even be only on a weekly basis, who

may then end up on short-acting

boluses with meals as well. The

report found that the use of CGM

can help to optimise control even for

people who are not dosing every day.

Says Sayer, "We needed to show

that CGM can help anyone with

diabetes, whatever type they have.

This study had very good results

across the board ¬- some physicians

have been quite surprised by the

results. Over time, we will gain some

traction on these results in order to

move towards reimbursement for

these patients. It's possible that the

validity of using CGM could go even

further, even for those managing

their condition solely with pills. Use

of CGM can help build knowledge

about how a person is reacting to

specific foods or activities, which

then leads to greater confidence in

these people, who are handling a

complex condition. Learning by using

CGM tends to improve compliance

- in other words, taking doses at the

right time and therefore improving

overall control. Many also report

reduced stress and anxiety too."

Somewhat controversially, some

sensor producers have also been

marketing them (solely for sale,

not any reimbursement) to nondiabetic

sports people who can learn

about 'fuelling' their bodies during

sustained and sometimes extreme

exercise. But there is a cross-over

- people with diabetes who also

take part in competitive exercise.

Sayer recalls that as far back as 2012

Dexcom worked with a cycling team,

all of whom had diabetes. He saw it

as a means to learn what else can

be gained from CGM sensors. "This

was an unofficial trial," he says, "as

they were using sensors to learn

how to get the best possible timings

for carb-loading. We also had to

just remember our core mission,

which is the overall improvement

of control for anyone with diabetes,

sporting or not, Type 1 or not. It was

an interesting learning curve for all

involved at that time."

Smaller, and?

Currently, the Dexcom G6 is

available. Coming soon is the G7,

a sensor which has been 'totally

rebuilt," according to Sayer who says,

"It's not just smaller, it's been made

by different manufacturer and even

the algorithm has been reconfigured.

Now, not only does it have a great

MARD [a sign of accuracy, see

below*] but is a consistently good

product all around. Dexcom has

been seen as the gold standard for

accuracy and reliability since its G4

sensor, which came out in 2012. That

was when we first hit the greatest

accuracy on the market at that time

- and since. Accuracy could be even

more important to somebody who

has pre-diabetes, because only a few

points is the difference between a

diagnosis of diabetes, or not."

The G7 is 60% smaller than

the G6; it has a one-button pushapplicator,

and only a 30-minute

warm-up time. "The new applicator

uses less plastic, too," says Sayer,

"The G7 is a better product

Dexcom President Kevin Sayer.

Some physicians

have been quite

surprised by

the results.

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