Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Mobile App Now Available in Spanish
Dexcomprovides more choice to users by launching Spanish-language capabilities for its mobile app for the best-selling real-time CGM in the world
- Spanish-speaking patients can opt to use the Dexcom G6 app in their preferred language, eliminating a language barrier for optimal care
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Diabetes disproportionately impacts Latinos, and as of 2022, it is estimated that 11.8% of
“With a myriad of studies that point to language barriers in healthcare leading to miscommunication between patients and healthcare providers3 and a decrease in quality of care and patient safety, it’s important to provide access to diabetes information in a patient’s preferred language to improve health outcomes,” said
To access the Dexcom G6 mobile app in Spanish, users need to install the latest version of the app and set their compatible iOS (v1.10.1) or Android (v1.10.0) smartphone* language to Spanish (any dialect/region). The app will automatically display in Spanish as long as the phone language is set to Spanish.
“Being able to offer this powerful CGM technology to my Spanish-speaking patients in their preferred language can help them better understand their diabetes and be more proactive about managing their health,” said Dr.
Dexcom G6 uses a small, wearable sensor and transmitter to continuously measure and send glucose levels wirelessly to a compatible smart device* or receiver, giving patients real-time glucose data without the need to prick their finger.† The system also offers customizable alerts and alarms to help avoid potentially dangerous low and high blood sugar events.
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The Dexcom Follow app is not immediately available in Spanish but the functionality will be added in a future product update. For more information in Spanish on Dexcom G6, please visit Dexcom.com/ayuda.
*For a list of compatible devices, visit www.dexcom.com/compatibility.
†If your glucose alerts and readings from the G6 do not match symptoms or expectations or you’re taking over the recommended maximum dosage amount of 1000mg of acetaminophen every 6 hours, use a blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions.