Manufactured by AMSL, the Dexcom system offers accurate real-time tracking of blood glucose levels through their advanced Constant Glucose Monitoring system. Dexcom sensors can be Bluetooth paired to your phone or watch to provide improved visibility and monitoring capabilities. Dexcom CGM's are extremely popular in the United States but are not as widely used in other countries around the globe.
The Dexcom system comprises of a mobile transmitter (lifetime of 3 months) and sensors that are used in conjunction with transmitter - the sensors must be replaced every 10 days. For the Dexcom G6 system, the mobile transmitter costs $400 AUD and a 3-pack of sensors costs $330 AUD.
Dexcom CGM's are quite expensive and their raised profile makes them prone to being knocked whilst on the body. At Type Strong, we developed a specially designed adhesive patch that ensures your Dexcom stays on your body for its full lifetime. Try our patches today to ensure that you never lose another sensor.
Dexcom CGM - Waterproof Patches
Water is a part of everyday life and its important that you feel confident in the durability of your sensor while doing the things you love. There is nothing worse than having a little fear in the back of your mind while you are doing something you love, telling you to be careful of your sensor.
Type Strong patches are designed with water in mind. When applied correctly, they will last more than 7 days even with daily swimming. Our patches are the perfect companion for your Dexcom sensor to ensure it never gets knocked off your body.
Patches tailored to your Dexcom Sensor
Dexcom CGM's are an irregular shape and according to AMSL, should never be 'fully covered' by tape. As a result, it's important that your Dexcom patch is designed exactly to the shape of your sensor. Our founder Ryan, is a Mechanical Engineer and used Computer Aided Design techniques to ensure that Type Strong patches fit 'snug' to your sensor and provides maximum adhesion to your skin.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Dexcom CGM
What are they made from?
Our Dexcom patches are made from 95% Cotton and 5% Spandex - the high percentage of Cotton results in 'soft to touch' patches that don't lift around the edges, while the Spandex adds stretch and flexibility so the patches move with your skin.
How long do they last?
Our Dexcom patches will last 10 days when applied correctly - the full lifetime of your sensor.
Are your Dexcom patches ok for sensitive skin?
We use a medical grade hypoallergenic adhesive for our patches - which means they are kind on all skin types. We often receive excellent feedback from people with highly sensitive skin.
However, as always, please discontinue use if a reaction occurs.
Browse our range of Dexcom G5, G6 Adhesive Patches today!
If you're a Dexcom CGM user, we highly recommend that you try our Dexcom CGM Adhesive Patches to protect your sensor. You can be confident in knowing that your Dexcom is secure so that you don't waste any more money on lost or damaged sensors.
If you would like more information on our patches, please view our FAQ page here.