Dexcom G5

The Dexcom G5 is exclusively available from Dexcom UK

Currently (May 2018) there are some special prices available as follows:

Dexcom G5 CGM Scotland UK prices 2018

Dexcom G5 Price Plan Promotional leaflet UK

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For phone orders contact:

Monday – Thursday 9am-5:30pm

Friday 9am-4pm

Tel: 020 7139 1980

Tel: 0330 088 7877

Tel: 0800 031 5761

Email (for orders):

Dexcom G5® Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

Dexcom G5Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) unveils what no meter can. While meters give a number for a single point in time, CGM provides glucose information by showing where your glucose is, where it’s going, and how fast it’s getting there. High and low alerts can be set enabling easier control of your levels.  Better yet, you can eliminate the need for confirmatory finger prick tests, for daily glucose management decisions with the Dexcom G5. The Dexcom Share app allows you to share your data with up to 5 people with compatible devices using the Dexcom Follow® App! It doesn’t get much better than this!

Flexibility of Two Monitoring Devices

Although the System is a fully-mobile platform, a Dexcom CGM receiver can be used with this system. This gives you the freedom to monitor your glucose data on your smart device with the Mobile app or by using a G5 Mobile receiver, which ever you prefer.

I have not had the opportunity to trial the G5, however I have learned a lot about it in groups and through friends.  This is an example from a friend who’s son was struggling with his control.  You will see the incredible progress over his first 6 weeks using the Dexcom G5. Seeing the full picture allowed them to tweak basals, bolus, timings etc and this is on Multiple Daily Injections.Dexcom G5

Check out the Dexcom G5 Mobile Video

Dexcom G5 Mobile CGMThe G5 Mobile System requires a new Dexcom G5 Transmitter every 3 months, whilst also requiring the use of Dexcom G4/G5 sensors, each with a warranty of 7 days, although many people can extend the use considerably, thus, reducing the overall cost if self-funding.

Kids with Dexcom G5

As of April 2018, the regular G5® Starter kit includes x1 sensor and x1 transmitter is £251.25

The regular price for a Replacement Dexcom G5 Transmitter is £200 (3 month warranty)

The regular price for an optional Dexcom G5 Receiver kit is £275 (1 year warranty) (if not using a compatible phone)

The regular price for a Box of 4 G4/G5 Sensors is £205 (7 day warranty from first use) It is £51.25 to purchase an individual sensor.

* A minimum of 2 finger prick tests a day is still required for calibration. The system may require more.

Dexcom G4 is also available from Dexcom UK

What is a CGM?

What the future may look like:


Dexcom G6

A fully new and improved Real-Time CGM System in the pipeline

The G6 will be one of the first products to emerge from Dexcom’s partnership with tech giant Verily formerly Google Life Sciences with continued and significant cost reduction.


It is intended for adults and children from 2 years (Dependent CE Mark)

No contraindication to paracetamol

Tiny insertion needle (25Ga)

Ten day sensor life (Dependent CE Mark)

New one-button inserter


~30% smaller

3 month life, no charging required

6 meter transmission range

Built-in Bluetooth Low Energy for direct transmission of CGM data to receiver and mobile device

System Receiver (Optional)

Alternative device to view data

Colour, touchscreen

Customisable alerts

Early data from the G6 has been very impressive. In one study, a 49-person trial testing the G6 sensor over 10 days of wear, 96 percent of blood glucose readings were within 20 mg/dl (1.1 mmol/l) of the true glucose value, making it the most accurate device Dexcom has released.