Dexcom Receives Health Canada Approval for Its G5 Mobile CGM System

- November 15th, 2016

Dexcom has announced its Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM system has been approved by Health Canada for “non-adjunctive” use by diabetics patients aged two and up.

Dexcom (NASDAQ: DXCM) has announced its Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM system has been approved by Health Canada for “non-adjunctive” use by diabetics patients aged two and up.
According to the press release:

“The ‘non-adjunctive’ indication enables the use of the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM system as a replacement to fingerstick glucose testing for diabetes treatment decisions, making it a significant new standard of care in diabetes management. This approval means that diabetes patients and their physicians can now make treatment decisions based on data reported by the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM system alone, without the use of painful fingersticks associated with blood glucose meters.”

CEO Kevin Sayer said the following:

“The new indication in Canada for the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM system is an astounding milestone for people with diabetes and is a critical step forward for advancing diabetes technology to drastically change diabetes management. Now, people with diabetes in Canada who use the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM system can make treatment decisions without having to perform multiple fingersticks daily, which has posed a significant barrier to properly managing diabetes in the past.”

Read the full press release here.

4 responses to “Dexcom Receives Health Canada Approval for Its G5 Mobile CGM System

  1. With the G4, any lost transmission of data was filled in when reconnection was established between tramitter and Dexcom cloud- which feeds smart devices. With G5, data gaps are NOT retroactively filled in when connection is re-established so data history can have gaps. This is a huge problem for medical care professional who can no longer log into the patients device itself with G5 but only the cloud. Dexcom desperately needs to fix this so any data gaps are filled in and medical care providers can ALWAYS see a full history of a patient’s readings.

  2. With the G4, any lost transmission of data was filled in when reconnection was established between tramitter and Dexcom cloud- which feeds smart devices. With G5, data gaps are NOT retroactively filled in when connection is re-established so data history can have gaps. This is a huge problem for medical care professional who can no longer log into the patients device itself with G5 but only the cloud. Dexcom desperately needs to fix this so any data gaps are filled in and medical care providers can ALWAYS see a full history of a patient’s readings.

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