Dexom Continuous Glucose Meter

RyanWBrown
By RyanWBrown Latest Reply 2010-12-30 17:39:00 -0600
Started 2010-12-30 08:48:00 -0600

Does anybody have experience with this CGM? I am looking at getting one next month and would love to hear some feedback on it from real users. Sensor life, user friendliness, cost?, is it worth it because it sounds awesome.
Thanks,

-Ryan


4 replies

RyanWBrown
RyanWBrown 2010-12-30 17:39:00 -0600 Report

Seems to me, with the cost, insurance coverage, and lack of accuracy, maybe I should wait until the OmniPod gets approval for their CGM+Pump system.
Thoughts on that?

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-12-30 09:54:09 -0600 Report

I don't use it but I've seen it. Out of the CGMS on the market , to me, it looks the best. The downsides to it are that if you take acetaminophen (tylenol) it will cause the readings to be inaccurate. CGMS in general are not that accurate either and still require finger sticks to calibrate and verify results, a lot of finger sticks to start with. The other major drawback is that they are very expensive (about $800 for the kit and $250 a month for sensors) to buy and run and are still considered experimental so a lot of people have a lot of trouble getting them covered via insurance.

In general I think they are useful and worth it if you have very large glucose swings, hypoglycemia unawareness, problems with blood sugar overnight and/or have trouble controlling blood sugar. If you are looking for something just to simply replace blood sugar testing then I don't think they are a good choice and you will likely end up disappointed.

Life Saver
Life Saver 2010-12-30 16:21:59 -0600 Report

You're very right. Insurance companies love to deny claims by using the word "experimental". Especially if it's expensive and a on-going expense. From experimental, then get the best devices of today that insurance may cover.

Good luck,
Joe
Tulsa, OK

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