Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Now Available at Veterans Affairs Pharmacies Across the United States

Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System is now available at Veterans Affairs (VA) pharmacies, improving access to CGM and empowering veterans with diabetes to better manage their condition. Veterans with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes who meet the qualifying coverage criteria have 100% of the costs of Dexcom G6 covered by the VA.

“Previously, VA prescriptions for Dexcom CGM were filled through the Durable Medical Equipment channel, which can result in additional costs and potential delays for patients in obtaining the system and its supplies. In the past, patients may have waited two to six weeks for supplies, but now VA patients who are prescribed Dexcom G6 will be able to start CGM and refill supplies in just two to three days at their local VA pharmacy,” said Kevin Sayer, chairman, president and CEO of Dexcom. “Veterans have made incredible sacrifices on behalf of our country, and they deserve to have access to the most innovative technology that can help make diabetes management easier and improve their health.”

Veterans are 2.5 times more likely to have diabetes than the general population—with one in four veterans diagnosed with diabetes. The VA’s new streamlined prescription and pharmacy process for Dexcom G6 CGM will make it easier for veterans to obtain and adhere to CGM, helping to improve diabetes management for this important population.

“Easier access to CGM at the pharmacy is a big win for veterans with diabetes. Research continues to show CGM should be the standard of care for any diabetes patient on intensive insulin therapy,” said Dhiren Patel, PharmD, CDCES, BC-ADM, BCACP, an endocrine clinical pharmacy specialist. “Dexcom G6 has a number of highly beneficial features including predictive low alerts to help avoid dangerous low blood sugar events, time-in-range reports, and remote monitoring capabilities that allow patients to share their glucose data in real time with up to 10 followers.”

Source: DexCom, Inc.

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