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This article was written by Amanda Ciprich, MS, RD. Last updated on 10/11/23.
If you're trying to take charge of your glucose levels with the latest technology, you've likely stumbled upon the Dexcom G7 system. Buckle up because we'll discuss how this incredible system works its magic and why it could be your ultimate companion in managing your diabetes.
Dexcom G7 Sensor: Real-time insights as your fingertips
At the heart of the Dexcom G7 system lies the Dexcom G7 sensor – a discreet, low-profile wearable that transforms glucose monitoring. This sensor continuously measures glucose levels and sends real-time readings to your compatible display device. What's remarkable is that it does so every 5 minutes, ensuring you stay updated with accurate and timely information about your glucose fluctuations.
Seamless compatibility with your smart devices
The Dexcom G7 system embraces the convenience of modern technology by effortlessly integrating it with your daily life. Your compatible smartphone device or the redesigned optional receiver becomes a gateway to accessing your glucose data right at your fingertips. Your device will take glucose readings from the sensor and wirelessly transmit them to the display device of your choice.
Visit dexcom.com/compatibility to view a list of compatible devices.
Staying Connected: sharing data with followers
The Dexcom G7 system also acknowledges the significance of a support network. With the ability to send CGM data to up to 10 followers, allowing you to involve your loved ones in your health journey and provide an additional layer of support. These followers can monitor your glucose levels whether you are nearby or miles away.
To enable the Share feature in the Dexcom G7, simply navigate to Connections > Share and follow the onscreen instructions. If you are a new Follower, there is no need to have the Dexcom G7 app on your smartphone, you just need to download the Dexcom Follow app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Empowering insights with Dexcom Clarity
Understanding your glucose trends is crucial for effective diabetes management. The Dexcom G7 system enhances this aspect by seamlessly integrating with Dexcom Clarity data summary right on to the home screen for quick and easy insights allowing you to make informed decisions about your diabetes management.
Furthermore, the Dexcom G7 system bridges the gap between you and your healthcare provider. You can sync your CGM data with your provider's web portal, fostering a collaborative approach to managing your diabetes. This streamlined data sharing ensures your healthcare team has a comprehensive overview of your glucose profile, enabling them to provide personalized guidance and recommendations.
The benefits of the Dexcom G7 System
It's not just about receiving glucose data; it's about the life-changing impact this system can have on your daily routine and overall well-being:
- Freedom: Say goodbye to the constant need for finger pricks. The Dexcom G7 system lets you monitor your glucose levels discreetly and non-invasively.
- Insights: By tracking your glucose trends over time, you'll gain valuable insights into how your body responds to various foods, activities, and insulin doses. This information empowers you to make informed decisions and achieve better glycemic control.
- Confidence: The customizable alerts give you the confidence to face the day head-on. Whether you're in an important meeting or catching up with friends, you'll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your glucose levels are within your target range.
- Empowerment: The Dexcom G7 system puts the power back in your hands. Armed with real-time data and trend analysis, you become the captain of your diabetes management journey.
Getting started with Dexcom G7
Ready to take the plunge and experience the magic of the Dexcom G7 system? The journey is as easy as 1-2-3:
- Consult Your Healthcare Provider - As with any significant addition to your diabetes management, it's crucial to consult your healthcare provider. They'll help you determine if the Dexcom G7 system is the right fit for your unique needs.
- Order Your Kit - Once ready to embark on this exciting journey, you can order your Dexcom G7 patches. This typically includes the sensor, transmitter, and your preferred display device.
- Set Up and Customize - Follow the simple instructions to insert the sensor, attach the transmitter, and pair it with your display device. You can customize alerts, glucose target ranges, and other settings to align with your preferences.
By embracing this technology, you're opening the door to better diabetes management, improved quality of life, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing your glucose levels.
Discover the future of glucose monitoring with the Dexcom G7 system. Visit the Skin Grip website to explore Dexcom patches compatible with your needs and take the first step towards a healthier, more informed lifestyle.
About Amanda Ciprich, MS, RD
Amanda Ciprich, a registered dietitian with a specialization in type 1 diabetes, was diagnosed with T1D herself at the age of 18. With her expertise and personal experience, she has authored two books, including "The Caregiver's Guide to Diabetes: Practical Advice for Caring for Your Loved One." As the founder of T1D Nutritionist, a virtual insurance-based private practice, Amanda provides counseling and guidance to individuals with T1D and their families, supporting them in effectively managing diabetes.