Dexcom's Seven Plus CGM

spartan1204
By spartan1204 Latest Reply 2010-01-19 10:13:13 -0600
Started 2010-01-05 14:53:18 -0600

Does anyone use this CGM? I currently test my blood glucose 12-15 times per day to keep my A1C below 5.5. I would like to switch to a CGM for convenience sake.

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4 replies

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-01-05 19:16:28 -0600 Report

I think you may have misunderstood what a CGM will actually do for you. First you have to understand that they are all really experimental and not very accurate on a consistent basis for everyone right now. After you have one for a while it should reduce the number of tests you do but it won't eliminate them, you may actually end up testing more at the start. Then you have to take the cost into consideration, they are not cheap and you may have trouble getting your insurance company to pay unless you fall into some specific categories like having a lot of serious lows or highs, stuff like that. Since you will still need test strips it will be cheaper for the insurance company to cover 15 tests a day than 6 or so and a CGM.

That being said, if you can get one for a low cost, don't expect it to replace testing and use it as another tool to spot trends and/or use the alarms to prevent dangerous situations they can be quite useful. I've looked into all the ones on the market and the Dexcom Seven Plus would be the one I would pick based on user experiences I've read and heard and the feature set it has.

Harlen
Harlen 2010-01-05 17:47:54 -0600 Report

I used it for a month and didnt like it but I only test 6 times a day It may help you a lot more just know that it was not so good on the # it sed 144 and when I tested it was 190 it did it a lot
Dont trust it always check befor you ajust your meds
Best wishes
Harlen

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