Dexcom: Dexcom requires the use of a transmitter that takes information from the sensor (worn on the skin for 7 days) and sends it to either a Dexcom handheld receiver or compatible Smartphone. Data can be shared with family and doctors using the Dexcom app. The new and improved Dexcom G6 sensors can be used for up to 10 days which adds to the confidence of this option.
Minimed Guardian Connect: While wearing a small and discreet sensor and transmitter, the Guardian Connect CGM system is able to predict highs and lows in blood glucose up to 60 minutes prior and offers alerts through an app on your smartphone. Glucose testing results are displayed in an easy to understand chart making it easy to use and take action as needed throughout the day.