Published on 19 July 2023

Half a decade since lives of people living with diabetes changed with technological development to manage diabetes.

Diabetes device manufacturer Dexcom is this week celebrating five years since they launched their revolutionary real-time continuous glucose monitoring system.

The device meant people living with diabetes no longer had to scan, or use finger prick tests, to monitor their blood glucose levels.

A statement from Dexcom said: “In 2018, we brought the world the first CGM that truly delivered on the promise of this life-changing technology with the Dexcom G6.

“The Dexcom G6 was the first sensor to require no fingersticks (finger pricks required for diabetes treatment decisions if symptoms or expectations do not match readings) or scanning to retrieve your data, as well as being real-time, easy to apply and simple to use.

“In addition, Dexcom G6 offers connectivity with multiple pumps and digital health apps. Today, along with our G7 and Dexcom ONE sensor, the G6 remains a tried-and-true companion for many living with diabetes, especially those using automated insulin delivery (AID) systems.”

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As recently reported, Dexcom published a study in Diabetes Therapy providing evidence to back up use of rtCGM devices for people with type 2 diabetes following previous research that suggested their technology was cost-effective for people with type 1 diabetes in 2020 in the UK.

Listen to the DRWF Podcast interview with Jake Leach, chief operating officer of CGM development and manufacturing at Dexcom here

If you would like to hear some of the leading CGM experts talk about the most recent advances in this technology, please register for our United Through Diabetes event. 

Professor Partha Kar, Consultant Endocrinologist and National Specialty Advisor for Diabetes and Dr Iain Cranston, Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology both from Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust along with leading industry experts from Dexcom, Abbott, Insulet and Advanced Therapeutics (Dana-i) are just a few of the many key opinion leaders that will be exhibiting and holding CGM and Closed Loop workshops at this very special event on Saturday 16th September at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. 

Places limited: Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the conversation – register now!
For more information about the event click here and registration visit here

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