CGMs – Continuous Glucose Monitors

If you are considering self-funding a CGM, you may find the following information on costs and warranty times useful.

CGM options

Abbott FreeStyleNavigator II CGM

Item Approximate Cost Life span and comments
Prices were provided by the manufacturer (on 7th March 2014) and should only be used as a guide.
You should contact the manufacturer to confirm pricing.
System kit £950 Transmitter, receiver, charging cable etc.
Replacement transmitters £waiting confirmation Transmitters should be replaced every two years.
Sensors £240 for 6 Each sensor is approved for up to 5 days of use.

Websites:

Dexcom G4 Platinium CGM

Item Approximate Cost Life span and comments
The prices above are the cheapest price given by the companies listed below (on 4th March 2014) and should only be used as a guide.
You should contact the manufacturer or one of their approved suppliers to confirm pricing.
Pricing based on VAT exemption form being completed.
Receiver kit £975 This includes an initial transmitter, software, cables etc.
12 month warranty.
Pump starter kit £500 If you have a compatible pump and therefore don’t require the receiver, you can purchase this starter pack, which includes 4 sensors and a transmitter.
Replacement transmitters £325 The battery will last at least six months. However, once the transmitter low battery screen appears it’s important to replace the transmitter as the battery may drain within one week!
People are seeing 11 to 13 months usage before needing to replace – obviously this depends on overall usage levels.
Sensors £186 for 4

£50 for 1

Each sensor is approved for 7 days of use.

Websites:

Medtronic Guardian REAL-Time Monitor CGM

Item Approximate Cost Life span and comments
Prices were provided by the manufacturer (on 7th March 2014) and should only be used as a guide.
You should contact the manufacturer to confirm pricing.
Receiver kit £2,250
Replacement transmitters £awaiting information Unlike Abbott and Dexcom, Medtronic transmitters are rechargable.
Sensors £57.50 for 1

£275 for 5

£525 for 10

Each sensor is approved for 6 days of use.

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Additional information on CGMs can be found on the INPUT website.

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