Glucose on Your Phone | New Dexcom G5
I am so excited to share!!! Dexcom is proud to announce the first completely mobile continuous glucose monitoring system for people living with Type 1 Diabetes. Via Blutetooth® technology that is now built into the transmitter, your glucose data is sent wirelessly from the Dexcom G5 Mobile transmitter to your compatible smart device (iOS Device). All information will automatically be sent your device, meaning you will no longer need to carry a receiver!!
(Receiver = This thing below that is always pictured on my blog.)Dexcom announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Dexcom G5® Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System. With wireless Bluetooth® technology built into the device transmitter, the G5 Mobile CGM System is the first and only fully mobile CGM system approved by the FDA for both adults and children as young as 2 years of age that sends glucose data directly to a smartphone, freeing users from the need to carry a separate receiver. The new transmitter securely sends vital glucose information directly to an app on iOS-enabled devices for real-time diabetes management. Android applications will follow early next year. Like its predecessor, the G4 PLATINUM CGM with Share, users can also select up to five designated recipients, or “followers”. These followers can remotely monitor a patient’s glucose information and receive alert notifications from almost anywhere. (Text taken from Arden’s Day.)
All text below is taken from the Dexcom’s new G5 webpage. When you are finished reading this, you may want to check it out.
Receive High and Low Glucose Alerts on your Mobile Device
With the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM System, you’ll be alerted directly on your phone when you’re heading too high or too low. Alerts and alarm sounds can also be customized to appear as a text message, allowing for additional discretion and privacy.
Log Events Directly on your Mobile Device
Now you can keep track of events that affect your glucose levels on your mobile device. The Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM System provides a platform to enter customizable events, giving you the ability to track how your daily activities influence your glucose trends. Once entered into the smart device or receiver, these events can be viewed in Dexcom cloud-based reports, providing you with additional insights that can help to better manage your diabetes.
Smarter Than Ever
The Dexcom G5 Mobile app gives you the information you need quickly at-a-glance. Simply turn on your compatible smart device with the Dexcom G5 Mobile app and stay one step ahead of your diabetes. With readings every 5 minutes2, Dexcom G5 Mobile will give you the glucose information you need so you can just focus on where you’re headed in life!
Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM consists of 3 parts:*
- Small Sensor that measures glucose levels just underneath the skin.
- Transmitter that is fastened on top of the sensor and sends data wirelessly to your compatible smart device or your receiver.
- A Display Device which can be a compatible smart device with the Dexcom G5 Mobile app OR the Dexcom G5 Mobile Receiver. Either choice of display will show your glucose trends in vivid colors so you can easily see when it’s high, low or within range.
*Smart Device not included with the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM System
SHARE your CGM data with loved ones
Through secure wireless connections, the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM System allows remote viewing of glucose levels, trends and data between the person with diabetes and their spouse, grandparent or other loved ones from their compatible smart device.