Dexcom SHARE

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Over the past few years, Dexcom has been making it simpler than ever to closely monitor your blood glucose levels and trends. One helpful feature that is now available with your Dexcom technology is the ability to sync your data with apps. These apps will allow you to view your data directly from select iOS devices and Android devices, as well as share it with family, friends and medical professionals!

Among the available Dexcom apps for the Dexcom G4 are: “SHARE,” “FOLLOW,” and “CLARITY,” along with the standard Dexcom Mobile app that couples with the Dexcom G5 system.

Dexcom SHARE is the G4 PLATINUM system equivalent of the regular Dexcom app for the G5 system.

App Features

  • Pairs your Dexcom receiver information directly to select iOS devices (i.e.: iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Apple Watch!)
  • Sends information via your iOS device to the Cloud.
  • Shares your glucose data with up to FIVE followers.

Note: “x-drip” is an app for Android that lets you use Dexcom SHARE even if its not compatible with the particular Android device. 

How it Works

  • Enable the “Share” feature by pairing your receiver with your iOS device via Bluetooth. (Make sure Bluetooth is turned on!)
  • Instruct your selected “followers” to download the Dexcom FOLLOW app, upon receiving your invitation to share data.
  • Customize alerts such as high, low, fall rate, signal loss and more – both on your own device and your followers’ devices.

Pros

  • Ability to view data directly from your devices as well as on the receiver itself.
  • New “alert” sounds and settings.
  • Heightened safety due to system’s ability to alert others if glucose levels are not in range.
  • Option to turn off sharing feature if desired.

Cons

  • Device must work with your receiver, as opposed to the G5 system, which allows you to view data from your device alone.
  • Possible compromised sense of privacy with the “Share” feature.
  • Possible heightened anxiety or overreactions from your “followers” depending on alert settings.

Read Two Minds, 1 Dexcom — How My Mom and I Learned to Share by Abby Lore.