Dexcom G6 Real-Time CGM System Now Available to All Clients With Type 1 Diabetes Covered Under the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program
DexcomG6 was the first Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System to be officially listed by the NIHB Drug Benefit program.
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“Indigenous, First Nations and Inuit communities are disproportionately impacted by diabetes beyond childhood and adolescence, making this announcement a key step forward to ensuring better glucose control, improved health outcomes and reduced risk of developing diabetes-related complications,” said Dr.
“CGM positively impacts the health1,2 of both pediatric and adult patients and expanded access is an important step forward in creating a more equitable healthcare system across the country,” says
Dexcom G6 uses a small, wearable sensor and transmitter to continuously measure and send glucose levels wirelessly to a smart device* or receiver, giving patients real-time glucose data without the need to scan or prick their finger routinely.† The system has customizable and predictive alerts and alarms to help avoid potentially dangerous low and high blood sugar events and a function that allows patients to share their glucose data in real time with up to 10 followers.
Dexcom G6 also offers industry-leading connectivity through integrations with leading insulin delivery systems and digital health apps.
For more information on Dexcom G6, please visit https://www.dexcom.com/en-CA/en-ca-dexcom-g6-cgm-system
To search the online NIHB Drug Benefit List for Dexcom G6 coverage details, go to https://nihb-ssna.express-scripts.ca/en/0205140506092019/16/160407
If your glucose alerts and readings from the G6 do not match symptoms or expectations, use a blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions.
* For a list of compatible devices, please visit dexcom.com/compatibility
1 Beck RW, Riddlesworth T, Ruedy K, et al. Effect of continuous glucose monitoring on glycemic control in adults with type 1 diabetes using insulin injections: The DIAMOND randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2017;317(4):371-8.
2 Welsh JB, Gao P, Derdzinski M, et al. Accuracy, Utilization, and Effectiveness Comparisons of Different Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems. Diabetes Technol Ther 2019;21(3):128-32.
3 Roze S, Isitt J,
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