Dexcom G7 Now Available in Canada
On October 5, 2023, Dexcom announced the launch of their newest CGM system, the G7, in Canada, which is available starting Tuesday, October 10.
The real-time continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system will be available for people with all types of diabetes two years and older (including pregnant people), improving access to this lifesaving technology for millions of people.
The Dexcom G7 system
Dexcom’s newest CGM system, the G7, is the most accurate real-time CGM system available, delivering real-time blood glucose level readings to your smartphone, smartwatch or hand-held receiver with no calibrations of fingersticks required.
Additionally, this is Dexcom’s smallest CGM-to-date, with the quickest warm-up time of 30 minutes.
Wearing a CGM can improve blood sugar and A1C levels while reducing the number of low blood sugar levels patients experience.
CGMs are aimed to help take the guesswork out of managing diabetes, with trend blood sugar level lines helping you predict where and how fast your blood sugar is headed.
This can empower people with diabetes to make more confident decisions about their diet, physical activities and diabetes management.
“CGM has become the standard of care for diabetes management for good reason,” said André Côté, vice president and general manager, of Dexcom Canada. “We strongly believe that Canadians who are now able to access the Dexcom G7 CGM will immediately benefit from the improved accuracy and easy-to-adopt user experience while finding comfort in the trusted technology that Dexcom has pioneered.”
He continued, “Our top priority will always be to empower those living with diabetes to make more insightful decisions about food, activity and treatment in a simple and effective way and Dexcom G7 allows us to achieve that with more impact than ever before.”
Diabetes in Canada
According to Diabetes Canada, there are more than 5.7 million people living with diabetes across the country.
Offering more choices in diabetes supplies and technology will not only improve access but will also improve the quality of life for Canadians living with this condition.
The Dexcom CGM system is a top choice amongst physicians and medical professionals and many are extremely pleased with this launch.
“From what I’ve seen in my practice, people with diabetes are most often looking for a simple but effective solution to management that limits the impact on their everyday life,” said Dr. Ilana Halperin, chief medical information officer and endocrinologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. “Dexcom G7 delivers on that promise and will allow both patients and healthcare providers to work together on improving their care with a tool backed by health data and proven results.”
The Dexcom G7 CGM system will be available in pharmacies across Canada starting Tuesday, October 10, 2023. To learn more about the Dexcom G7 and how to get started on the system, talk to your provider and visit their website.