The Dexcom 5 has been approved by the FDA for use in place of daily finger stick testing. This is a big deal. Until now Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) have been classified as something to use along with finger stick testing. This ruling by the FDA is one more step forward toward the holy grail of diabetes management which is an integrated CGM and insulin pump. For those of us with Type I diabetes, we have been waiting for this for a long time.