August 25, 2015

FDA Approves Dexcom G5®

FDA Approves Dexcom G5® Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System


First and Only Fully Mobile CGM System Allows Adults and Children as young as 2 years old to Conveniently and Discreetly Monitor and Share Glucose Levels
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dexcom, Inc., (NASDAQ:DXCM), a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Dexcom G5® Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System. With wireless Bluetooth® technology built into the device transmitter, the G5 Mobile CGM System is the first and only fully mobile CGM system approved by the FDA for both adults and children as young as 2 years of age that sends glucose data directly to a smartphone, freeing users from the need to carry a separate receiver. The new transmitter securely sends vital glucose information directly to an app on iOS-enabled devices for real-time diabetes management. Android applications will follow early next year. Like its predecessor, the G4 PLATINUM CGM with Share, users can also select up to five designated recipients, or "followers." These followers can remotely monitor a patient's glucose information and receive alert notifications from almost anywhere.
"Dexcom is rapidly advancing technology for continuous glucose monitoring devices to improve diabetes management. Since January, the company has introduced the G4 PLATINUM CGM with Share, apps to enable the first CGM on the Apple WatchTM and now the Dexcom G5® Mobile CGM. These advances are making diabetes management more convenient and flexible than ever before," stated Kevin Sayer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dexcom. "We are excited for the promise this new technology holds for patients and caregivers."
About the Dexcom U.S. G5 Mobile Launch
  • The G5 Mobile system is anticipated to begin shipping in late September 2015.
  • All purchasers of a G4 Platinum with Share system from August 1, 2015, until the G5 Mobile system is shipped, will be eligible to receive a no-cost upgrade to the G5 Mobile system.
  • There will be a low cost cash upgrade to the G5 Mobile system for those patients who are still under warranty with their existing system.


  1. Happy news! It took me a moment to realize September 2015 is practically RIGHT NOW. Cool!

  2. So basically, I should buy a G4 in the next couple of weeks, then I can get a G5 at no charge, upgrade to a new iPhone in sounds like a lot of steps when I write it out, but I might just do it. :)