Tag Archives: Dexcom G6

Low Blood Sugar, Everything You Need to Know!

What number is low blood sugar (glucose)? Most endocrinologists/diabetes doctors believe that below 70 mg/dl blood sugar is an alert level. Yet, clinically important biochemical low blood sugar ( hypoglycemia) is blood sugar below 54mg/dl. American Diabetes Association (ADA) has defined hypoglycemia (low blood sugar/glucose) in patients with diabetes as all episodes of an abnormally […]

Dexcom G6 cost

How much does Dexcom G6 cost? One Box of Dexcom G6 sensors cost/price: $349. It comes in 3 sensors. Each sensor lasts 10 days. Two Dexcom G6 transmitters: $475 per bundle cost/price. 1 transmitter last 90 days. Touchscreen Dexcom G6 receiver cost/price: $365. This is permanent equipment. Although you will not need a receiver if […]

How much Dexcom costs, Which insurances cover Dexcom?

3 sensors of Dexcom G6 cost around $350. 3 sensors are typically 1 month supply. You need to change the sensor every 10 days. You will also need a transmitter. You need to change the transmitter every 3 months. The price of the transmitter is around $250. And receiver, albeit not necessary, but if you […]

Type 2 vs Type 1 Diabetes. Endocrinologist Review

Type 2 vs Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes is a result of the destruction of beta cells versus type 2 diabetes is a combination of insulin resistance and destruction of beta cells. Type 1 diabetes: Patients are positive for autoimmune markers such as certain antibodies vs Type 2 diabetes: There are no associated autoimmune […]

Diabetic retinopathy. How does an online diabetes doctor treat diabetic eye disease?

What are the risk factors for worsening diabetic retinopathy (diabetic eye disease) -Duration of diabetes The longer and the higher the blood sugars, the more chances are for the development of diabetic retinopathy. Both type I and type 2 diabetes patients can develop diabetic retinopathy even early on in their disease. Who will develop diabetic […]

Insulin Pump for Diabetes: Endocrinologist view!

What is an insulin pump? Continuous subcutaneous insulin, or the insulin pump, has gained popularity and sophistication in recent years. An insulin pump is a device that delivers insulin to the body. Some people with diabetes use an insulin pump instead of shots to get their insulin treatment. So why is an insulin pump different, […]

Dexcom and freestyle libre explained

How to make clinical and insulin decisions using DEXCOM CGM Or FREESTYLE LIBRE Dexcom G6, Freestyle Libre or Guardian Medtronic. No matter what system you use, you should read this blog post to understand how to correctly use your continuous glucose monitoring system (CGM). Many of you are reading this because you more than likely […]