Continuing the discussion from Dexcom G5 Approval by FDA:
The quote below is from the link in the quote above from LizBa’s post in the other discussion. Frankly, I don’t understand what the heck Dexcom is saying. Is it that as long as you continue to calibrate your monitor then you can use the Sensor Glucose (SG) from the monitor as the basis for a decision about how much/little insulin to take?
But Dexcom is clearly not saying you can stop using your BG meter only that you can use it less. Read the footnote in the quote below…
I frankly expected this statement to be dressed up with a lot more qualifiers. It’s not like Dexcom would advise people to insert a sensor, calibrate twice and from then on base their insulin on what the monitor says. Would they?
In addition, the new Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM system does not require confirmatory finger sticks when making treatment decisions.* The added convenience and cost savings associated with no longer performing finger sticks to verify readings on the CGM will greatly enhance the appeal of this integrated diabetes management system . The new device approved for use without confirmatory finger sticks* will initially only be made available outside of the United States.
*If your glucose alerts and readings do not match your symptoms or expectations, you should obtain a finger stick. A minimum of two finger sticks a day is required for calibration.