Does anyone use the Dexcom monitor?

RedShine
By RedShine Latest Reply 2013-11-26 23:45:35 -0600
Started 2013-11-23 09:59:32 -0600

The Dexcom monitor is a type of glucose monitor that constantly monitors the rise and fall of your blood sugar. It is able to do this through a receiver that is attached to your stomach, kind of like the insulin pump. However, it does not measure your actual blood sugar, rather it measures your blood sugar by measuring your body fluid. If you don't already use it, I highly recommend it. You still have to prick your fingers to check your blood sugar, but with the Dexcom you can do it less.


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Yerachmiel
Yerachmiel 2013-11-26 10:02:36 -0600 Report

I've been using a Dexcom for about three++ months (swapped to Dexcom when got the tSlim pump). I've found the Dexcom to be more accurate than the OLD medtronics/minimed sensor (but of course that sensor is almost ten years old). I have heard some good news on the 'new' Medtronic sensor (of course, only new here, as it has already been sold for years in rest of world)…

The advantage of a sensor has to be weighed against the training and use of the values it gives. If all one will do with it is get disgusted at their readings, then better to use fingersticks to get under control and then, maybe, switch.

Nighttime readings are, of course, invaluable, as are the readings for those of us (mostly longer term) who are hypoglycemic unaware (or whatever the current medical 'term' is for not knowing when one is really low glucose and about to say goodbye)…

jaydoubleyou23
jaydoubleyou23 2013-11-26 23:45:35 -0600 Report

I really want to try it but I already have an omnipod and I'm super tiny so it might be just too much to stick on my body hahaha. Maybe during the summer I will try it