By rsimon Latest Reply 2009-02-28 13:08:16 -0600
Started 2009-02-07 23:51:40 -0600

Is anyone using the Dexcom continuous blood glucose monitoring device

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Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-02-08 19:32:03 -0600 Report

I have never heard of this either. Interesting in learning though…Debe

rsimon 2009-02-28 13:08:16 -0600 Report

Dexcom is a device that continuously monitors yout blood glucose levels 24/7
Info at
You implant (painlessly) a small titanium sensor wire and attach a transmitter to it. It is usually worn on your stomach. It comes with a receiver the size of a small cell phone. You calibrate the receiver with a finger stick and you can monitor you BG levels continuously. Since I have started using it I have NEVER been over 200 and usually can maintain a steady 100-150 by injecting Humalog after eating. I take 45# of Lantus in the morning to give a stable background level. The device is expensive, $1000.- for the receiver and transmitter and
$ 40 per week for the injectable sensor which lasts 7 days. After 7 days you have to replace the sensor and start over. My A1C is now steady around 6.5-7.0, well worth the price