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Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitor 1-Month Starter Kit (No Receiver) $350 (50% off) Delivered @ AMSL

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The G6 is the flagship Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system by Dexcom.
It allows you to measure your body's glucose levels in 5-min intervals using a smartphone.

It was launched in Australia in June 2020 by AMSL and is now available at a 50% off deal for the 1-month starter pack.
Typically $700, but now only $350 until end of October.

Includes 3 sensors (10 days each) and 1 transmitter (3 months).

Disclaimer: I am not associated with the store/product. Just a health enthusiast and a happy customer.

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  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP. It's tempting but I'll wait until I change my pump or if there was a similar Medtronic CGM offer.

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    Each sensor costs $105. That is $10 per day of usage.

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    So the Freestyle Libre (I just realised it sounds like a sanitary pad) is about $92.50 for 14 days or $185 per month.

    The Dexcom you have to buy a starter kit for $350 (normally $700) the transmitter lasts 3 months and each sensor is $100 therefore $300 per month on top.

    Do i have that right? If so, it's still out of reach for me…

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      I use the Abbott one unsubsidised
      It’s cheaper but still not cheap
      Much prefer to pin pricks though.

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      IIUC, one important difference between the Libre and G6 is that G6 sends the data to the sensing device (e.g. phone) automatically whereas with the Libre the readings have to be manually 'read'.

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        That’s good to know
        I’m still useless with the manual read

        So much single use plastic with these though

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      You would be best off using the G5 with a third party app like Spike or xDrip, we get 4 weeks on average per sensor and it can make it much more affordable.

  • +1 vote

    One of my daughters just changed onto the G6 today from the G5. Nice and easy to apply and said she never felt anything, though I don't like that the large plastic applicator is a single use item, to much plastic wastage.

    Also no calibration needed, but after the warm up period for the new sensor we did a blood check just to compare and it was only 0.3 mmol/l difference.
    But unlike the G5 sensors that we could easily extend to 3weeks, the latest firmware update to the G6 from what I've read has made it more difficult to restart and extend the sensor life.

    If your one of the unfortunate T1's that has to pay for them AMSL has a 12 month subscription plan which i think works out around $300 per month, and covers cost of sensors and 4 transmitters to cover the 12 months.

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      How do you extend the sensors?

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        From the small bit of info I read and a YouTube video, seems once your sensor session ends you wait for at least 15mins then pop out the transmitter and wait another 20mins before pushing it back in and starting session again.
        But you need to have kept the code that comes with the sensor to enter it again in the app.
        Though the latest updates seem to have made this method hit and miss on working.

        With G5 sensors you don't have a code to enter each time, you could just restart them when they ended and easily continue for another week or more.

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          Thanks for the info
          Do you know if the MiniMed 670G is the same?

          Or the freestyle libre sensor?

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            @Suspect420: Sorry don't know much about those ones.
            I have more than 1 kid with Type 1 and we only use the dexcom cgm at the moment.

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              @CheapGit: Thank you for your replies, really appreciate. Hope your kids manage it well 😊

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        The G5 is very easy to restart, many people get several weeks out of each sensor, making it much more economical.

  • +4 votes

    So I really think the government should subsidise the cgm for all type 1's, instead of just health card holders.. I mean it's like 4 grand a year for the g6 as opposed to the Libre which is around 2 grand :(

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      What would be the price if I hold a Health card?

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        says full subsidy under NDSS (so have to order through NDSS pharmacy rather than direct)

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        Yeah through the ndss. Talk to your diabetes educator or gp.

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      Yeah I don't understand it either. Surely the health benefits from better monitoring would save the government a ton of money treating sick T1s in public hospitals.

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      yeah… they expanded the subsidy for more people, but i still dont fit in

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      Danii Foundation is campaigning to get GCM 4 all in Australia. https://daniifoundation.good.do/cgm4all/CGM_4_ALL/

      But like everything you'll probably be waiting a while.

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    Not trialing the G6 until they fix the issue with these getting stuck on insertion, it's really not a good experience for the kids when this happens.

    We average 4 weeks on the G5 with Spike, no restarting needed, the stuff around trying to restart the G6 is too much bother for us.

    Good deal though for those that don't get subsidised!

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      What do you mean by getting stuck on insertion?
      Have one of our kids trying their 1st G6 sensor, so hopefully it doesn't happen as she's the softie lol !

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        Are you in any of the Dexcom groups? It’s a big issue currently, Dexcom claimed to have fixed it, but there are lots of people saying it is still happening…

        https://www.mobihealthnews.com/news/dexcom-g6-s-applicator-i...

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          We aren't on any dedicated Dexcom groups but several Australian Type 1 groups and haven't heard this mentioned.

          But did see about some getting a reaction from the adhesive on the patches.

          Those reports seem to be US based, so hopefully as we've had to wait much longer to get G6 approved for here, those issues have been sorted.

          TGA really are slow..

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            @CheapGit: Hopefully that’s the case, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it takes a few months before we see reports of it happening.

            Anyways this is the current guide for restarting the G6 that is confirmed still working in Australia currently if you are interested. https://youtu.be/-k_gYEcXgL8