i saw some cool pics of new stuff but havent heard anything recetnly
I heard late 2017 at the earliest.
According to an 11-25-16 report in diaTribe, the G6 system is expected in 2018.
These early accuracy results are exciting, suggesting that the G6 will have better or equal accuracy to G5, with up to double the wear duration (10-14 days – wow!) and fewer fingersticks needed. A larger, 300-person pivotal trial is now underway to investigate. Dexcom said it plans to launch the initial version of G6 in 2018.
Actually, there should be earlier releases for new versions of Dexcom G5 transmitter (they say 40-50% smaller) and receiver, as well as a new insertion system: Dexcom March Earnings Call.
This was planned for 2016, but obviously slipped. Dexcom distributors are now saying Q1-Q2 2017. It is not clear if the new transmitter will be compatible with the old receiver, and there is some fear it won’t be. Nobody I talked to has clear information. Dexcom employees that you can access know less about it than distributors, so calling them has been no help.
Whether they are still on track to deliver at all is not clear to me. One of their March bullet points made it: FDA approval for dosing from the G5.
I lost sight of this earlier CGM update at Dexcom. These improvements will not be upgrade-worthy for me unless there is some major leap in connection reliability and/or improved accuracy. At this point, my plan is to hang back with my G4+Share until the G6 appears.
If it delivers as much as it promises, it should be a worthy upgrade.
Great idea! Add bluetooth and increase the size 40% so you can then reduce it by 40% later and call it an upgrade. Most of us are already using sensors 14 days. Why they don’t use smaller 14 day sized batteries so they can reduce overall size is beyond me.
What do you mean by this? The batteries in the G5 transmitter last three months (or maybe more), don’t they? Not 14 days?
I use a G4 and don’t mind the size. I’d even be happy with a bigger battery. I use that thing until it dies (my first lasted 13 months, I’ve had my second for 9 months now), so the longer it lasts, the better as far as I’m concerned!
- the whole system is waterproof, so coming up with either a waterproof rechargeable plug or a way to waterproof an accessible battery compartment is very difficult
- the transmitter is much more expensive than the sensor, which means that if you had to change the transmitter every 14 days it would be way too expensive.
The sensor is only a piece of plastic with a metal wire and no electronics. Putting a battery in it might be very difficult to isolate from environmental constraints - although not impossible, possibly the only cheap way to achieve what you are thinking.
Of course, I am not sure that the battery is a significant size issue. I am guessing it probably represents 10-15% of total transmitter volume, but I could be wrong. I wonder if anyone has opened a G5 transmitter and published the pics? A diabetic version of ifixit:-)
What I mean to say is a smaller size offset by a smaller battery. The G5 is larger than the G4 and has less longevity. It may not seem unwieldy to you, but is noticeable on a 4 year old–definitely causing pressure lows.
You are probably right. Water proofing is the likely culprit. Just wish the promised “band aid sized” CGMs were further along.
It also causes pressure lows on my 12-year old:(
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