We’ve added Dexcom G5 Mobile App compatibility as well as support for the Dexcom CLARITY App to the following Android smart devices:
• Samsung Galaxy S8
• Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
• LG G6
The Dexcom G5 Mobile App for Android is available for download from the Google Play Store here: http://bit.ly/AndroidDexcomG5MobileApp
We will continue to assess possible support for new phones on an ongoing basis. Please stay tuned for future updates!
You can find a full list of currently compatible smart devices here: http://www.dexcom.com/compatibility
Check out this awesome video from Mic about the Dexcom G5 Mobile and how wearables are positively impacting diabetes care!
(Please note: Individual results may vary.)
*To view a list of compatible Android devices, visit www.dexcom.com/compatibility.
We’ve also put together some helpful FAQs that may answer your basic questions here: www.dexcom.com/faq/android
Important Safety Information: www.dexcom.com/safety-information
“They strive for remarkable. They want awesome. And their recipe for success is a relentless focus on providing solutions for the specific problems faced by diabetics.” – Hal Gregersen and Jeff Dyer, Forbes Contributors
The speaker, Kevin Sayer, is President and CEO of Dexcom, Inc. ranked #2 on this year’s Forbes list of Most Innovative Growth Companies (Last year, Dexcom ranked number four.) Sayer, was describing his interaction with some engineering colleagues who were proposing a next-generation product for diabetes patients. Dexcom, a medical device maker based in San Diego, specializes in continuous glucose monitoring solutions. Its G5 Mobile CGM System was a breakthrough when it was launched in 2015, as the first system allowing patients — even young children—to use a smart device to keep track of their glucose levels in real time. That innovative device built on earlier innovations that all began with the development of implantable, long-performing glucose sensors the body would not reject.
A recent study showed an average A1C reduction of about 1.0% for those using Dexcom. For most of us living with T1D, that’s huge! CGM also contributes to fewer highs and lows. How has your CGM impacted your care? Let us know in the comments!
The 24-week trial looked at how effective CGMs are at controlling blood sugar levels and found a wide-range of benefits in Type 1 diabetes management that included but was not limited to lowering A1Cs.
By the end of the study, participants saw a reduction in A1C levels by 1.0% and nearly a quarter of participants in the CGM group had an A1C of less than 7.0%. It proves that using a CGM helps in better glycemic control.
In part, this could be because of the additional information you receive. Compared to testing BGLs with a meter several times a day, a CGM gives you readings every 5 minutes and trending information with high and low BGL alerts.
The clinical trial is also unique in that it included individuals who were not on insulin pumps. Participants had previously been on multiple daily injections (MDIs) and were given a Dexcom G4 Platinum CGM System. The majority of adults with Type 1 diabetes use insulin injections, but have not been in studies that look at the effectiveness of adding a CGM to care. Results of the study may paint a more accurate picture of management benefits for the larger population.