Dexcom G7 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System

  • 2023

  • Product
    Medical and Scientific

Commissioned By:

Dexcom Global Product Design

Designed In:

United States of America

The Dexcom G7 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System empowers people with diabetes to take control of their health. This small wearable eliminates the guesswork of managing diabetes by measuring and sending glucose numbers to a user’s phone or Dexcom receiver in real time—no fingersticks, scanning, or calibration required.

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  • Released in 2018, Dexcom G6 changed the way people manage diabetes by providing real-time glucose numbers without fingersticks. G6 quickly became the best-selling and most loved real-time CGM system. The challenge with G7 was to deliver a more advanced version in every way. It needed to be more accurate, smaller, easier to use, and more affordable so more could benefit from it. The result is Dexcom G7: the next generation of CGM for people with all types of diabetes.

  • In order to realize a smaller footprint and a lower profile, all of the electronics inside the wearable needed to be redesigned. A major factor in that was to combine the sensor and transmitter into a single piece, which has the added benefit of drastically simplifying the user experience. Equally important, the Dexcom G7 app user interface was updated to feel more modern and easier to read, highlighting the key information that users need to make in-the-moment diabetes management decisions.

  • Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the US and costs the healthcare system an estimated $327B per year. People with diabetes average 2x more medical costs than people without. They are also more likely to develop serious health complications that will cost the health system more and reduce their life expectancy and quality of life, such as high blood pressure, and kidney disease. With so much at stake in the US, financially and health-wise, Dexcom G7 is an impactful solution in the lives of those affected by and living with diabetes.

  • Designed with convenience, reliability, and functionality in mind, the Dexcom G7 System helps users maintain their health with confidence. Easy to apply and set up, G7 quickly provides the most accurate numbers in just 30 minutes, enabling users to make more informed and confident decisions around food, medication, and activity, in the moment. Data from the Dexcom app can be directly shared with healthcare providers and family and friends through the Share feature. Followers can remotely monitor the users’ glucose levels, providing peace of mind to caregivers, such as parents of children with diabetes. Measuring 60% smaller than previous generations, Dexcom G7 is more comfortable to wear and discreet. Most user forget they’re even wearing it, meaning it doesn’t disrupt their daily lives. When worn, alerts sent to a smartphone or Dexcom receiver provide a safety net to users, notifying them or their caregivers before their glucose levels get too low any time of the day or night. These considerations for design and use create a better experience for the user, increasing the likelihood that they’ll continue using the device—directly leading to better health.