Continuous Glucose Monitor Users


Continuous Glucose Monitor Users

Are you hooked up with one of these new devices? Have you advice to give others that are interested in trying one out? Join the CGM group and share your knowledge.

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wild CGM readings

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"weak sign" and "lost sensor" problem

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enlite2 receiver range

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New Enlite Medtronic sensor

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Wearing a CGM on an airplane

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CGM and air travel

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CGM Which system should I get?

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Minimed 530G with Enlite

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combining CGM and infusion sites into one

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increasing the life of a medtronic cgm

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downloading the data

Started by Susan. Last reply by Susan Jul 27, 2013. 5 Replies

Do you tape over the sensor?

Started by Siri. Last reply by Skye Jun 30, 2013. 5 Replies

NBC News shows a doctor with a Dexcom CGM hooked up to an IPHONE!

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NBC News shows

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Comment by Justin Berry on April 16, 2011 at 12:11pm
Hi Garry. That's what us Mac users had to do prior to MM fixing their code. I used to use Parallels to boot up Windows to upload. Now I don't have to. The USB dongle itself doesn't care which OS the person is using. The issue was all in the web software. All a person needs is the Carelink USB dongle. A person can order one from MM if they want a new one, but the old ones work just fine.
Comment by Natalie ._c- on April 16, 2011 at 12:09pm
Yeah, there is, but you have to have a certain program, and for computer-illiterates like me, they never work anyway! The new Mac device works like a charm -- it says it isn't guaranteed to work with Firefox, but it's been working perfectly for me. I'm a proponent of making all computers idiot-proof, but it hasn't happened yet!
Comment by Justin Berry on April 16, 2011 at 12:08pm
Actually, MM finally just updated their Carlink software to be compatible with Macs. It had something to do with the 64-bit code that macs use, from what I was told by their software people. If you already have a Carelink USB (those have been out for quite a while now), then you don't have to buy anything. The existing USB dongle works just fine. I just used mine two days ago and mine is among the first batches to come out. So my USB dongle is about 3 years old. Works great!
Comment by Garry on April 16, 2011 at 12:04pm
In the worst case scenario, if you have a gizmo that works exclusively on a PC but you have a Mac, isn't there a way to dual-boot a Mac into Windows and do it anyway?
Comment by Natalie ._c- on April 16, 2011 at 11:55am
I found out about it because Manny put up a discussion about it. But just call Medtronic and they will be happy to sell you one.
Comment by Vanessa on April 16, 2011 at 11:27am
Whoa! What? There is a carelink USB for macs?? Since when? How did y'all find out about it? How did you get it? Thanks!
Comment by Justin Berry on April 16, 2011 at 11:15am
I also think it Carelink uploads faster using a mac since they finally got it to work on that platform. Of course, I might be biased. ;)
Comment by Trisha01 on April 16, 2011 at 11:13am
Hi Justin,
That is pretty much what I had counted on, so your confirmation is great. One less thing to be concerend about. I keep telling myself that I really, really, should get a Mac! Thanks!
Comment by Justin Berry on April 16, 2011 at 9:39am
Hi Trisha,

The disc, as Natalie mentioned, is only a copy of the user manual. And since it is a mini-disc it won't work in any computer that uses a slot-load style CD/DVD drive. But, I do not know that many people who would need a manual to use the Carelink USB anyway. You just plug it in. If you are running windows, it will download the needed drivers automatically. If you are using a Mac, like me, it doesn't need to download anything. It just works automatically. :-)
Comment by Trisha01 on April 16, 2011 at 8:30am
Isn't it horrendous, how much our mistakes, cost us in the long run!? Since you use a Mac, it will be interesting to see if the Carelink USB for mine, will have a disc for it. Thanks for responding.

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