Dexcom G4 Platinum

Katie Beth
By Katie Beth Latest Reply 2013-06-11 22:29:46 -0500
Started 2013-06-10 22:58:56 -0500

I bought the new Dexcom G4 Platinum and I LOVE it! It has really helped me understand how different foods and activities impact my blood sugar. It is easy to use. Instead of having 4-8 blood sugar readings a day, I get 288! All without poking my finger (except to calibrate the CGM once a day)!!! I highly recommend it.

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Katie Beth
Katie Beth 2013-06-11 22:29:46 -0500 Report

The Dexcom is a CGM (continuous glucose monitor). You have a receiver that looks like an iPod, and a transmitter that you wear (it is small.You don't even notice it). It takes a glucose reading every 5 minutes 24/7, without having to poke your finger. It has really helped me understand what foods affect my blood sugar, how long my insulin takes to really kick in, etc. The Dexcom receiver can be set to sound an alarm if you go too high or too low. It is so nice because it will wake me up in the night if my blood sugar drops, and gives me time to correct it before hypoglycemia kicks in. You can check one out on the website at Most insurance companies will pay for it if you are a Type 1 or if you have trouble controlling your glucose levels. Let me know if you have any questions!

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