Health Canada Approves Dexcom G7: Next-Gen Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Offers Unmatched Accuracy, Coming Soon to Canadians
Wednesday, July 05, 2023
Dexcom, a globally recognized leader in real-time continuous glucose monitoring (rtCGM) solutions for individuals with diabetes, has received approval from Health Canada for the Dexcom G7 Continuous Glucose Monitoring System. This advanced system is designed to benefit individuals of all diabetes types, starting from the age of two and above. With over 3 million Canadians affected by diabetes, Dexcom G7's approval by Health Canada brings an innovative technology that simplifies diabetes management and has demonstrated up to a 42% reduction in hospitalizations and emergency room visits due to hypoglycemia.
For more than 20 years, Dexcom has been dedicated to sensor technology, constantly evolving their CGM systems based on feedback from people with diabetes and their caregivers. The Dexcom G7 introduces a simple yet powerful solution for diabetes management. Its low-profile, all-in-one sensor and transmitter provide real-time glucose readings, which are automatically sent to compatible smart devices or receivers, eliminating the need for routine finger pricks or scanning. The system also offers customizable alerts, including a predictive urgent low alert, to help users avoid potentially dangerous hypoglycemic events and improve their time spent in the target glucose range.
The Dexcom G7 brings several enhancements and benefits to users, including a smaller sensor size compared to previous models, multiple approved wear locations for comfort and discretion, a faster 30-minute warm-up time, a 12-hour grace period for sensor replacement, improved alert customization, and a redesigned mobile app with Dexcom Clarity integration for comprehensive data analysis and insights. With the Dexcom G7 receiving approval from Health Canada, individuals with diabetes in Canada now have access to an advanced and user-friendly continuous glucose monitoring system that can significantly improve their diabetes management and empower them to make informed health decisions backed by reliable data.