December 02, 2022
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Here's what you should know about the new Dexcom G7:
Has Dexcom G7 been FDA approved?
Dexcom has announced that FDA approval of the G7 will be delayed until late 2022 due to a need to update the device's software after questions arose during the agency's review.
According to diaTribe, Dexcom has revised its timeline for the G7 launch in the United States to an expected limited launch in late 2022 and a full launch at the beginning of 2023.
How long will the Dexcom G7 last?
The Dexcom G7 can be worn for up to 10 days, plus a 12 hour grace period at the end of its wear time.
What is the difference between Dexcom G6 and G7?
The Dexcom G7 is smaller and more circular in shape the the G6. The sensors in the G7 are about the size of 3 stacked quarters, which is about 60% smaller than the G6.
Unlike the Dexcom G6, the Dexcom G7 sensor comes with the transmitter pre-attached. In addition, the G7 boasts a 30 minute warm-up time in comparison to the G6's 2 hour warm-up period.
The G7 is also more accurate than the G6 with a mean absolute relative difference (MARD) of 8.2%. The G6 currently has an MARD of 9%. The MARD shows how accurate a CGMs readings are when compared to a blood glucose reading.
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