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For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") device

Just as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.

It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.

We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (, which accepts unexpired glucometer and insulin pump supplies, or alternatively you may talk to your physician's office or other local medical group to discuss donating them to those in need of assistance.

Thank you all for kindly refraining from this activity.

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Comment by Clare 40 minutes ago

I'm in a group on FB called T1D's-PIF, it's a pay it forward group. Before FB I switched over from Regular and Lente insulin to Humalog and Lantus I had a bunch of leftover vials of the old stuff. I ended up giving them to a yahoo group of people who had diabetic cats. I did not want to waste it. Now I either give it to the pay it forward group or I ask my CDE at the clinic if she has anyone who might be able to use it.

Comment by Ellie 47 minutes ago

Pay it Forward-Diabetics only! is the title. Type it in the FB search box. Good luck.

Comment by AlexJ 1 hour ago

Ellie: I just looked and I cannot find the Facebook page you mentioned. Please share with us more information such as the link. Thanks.

Comment by Ellie 2 hours ago

Facebook has a pay it forward diabetes group to freely share supplies.

Comment by lh378 23 hours ago

Meda-Kay that sounds like a good method. NP or CDE may have more contacts and more time with patients. Endo's and MD's (at least my experience) have virtually no time, just a fast 15 minute visit.

Comment by Meda-Kay 23 hours ago
When I've had supplies that I can no longer use, like when I went from Injection to the pump, I gave the supplies to my endo's Np and she gave them to patients she knew were having financial issues and needed supplies.
Comment by Laura yesterday

I truly believe that is a shame also. I know that people are out there begging to get them and cannot through insurance, etc problems. Not only that but it is wrong. I'm sure alot of us have equipment that others who are in need could use. There ought to be a group out there that handles this and gets the product to the right people. People who Need the help!

Comment by lh378 yesterday

@McScik, that is a shame. There is something wrong with the "system" when good intentions/acts are refused in the manners that you encountered. There are definitely people who could use them. Perhaps you may want to post it to this DOC?

Comment by McSick yesterday

I just want to comment on your reference to Charles Ray III Diabetes Association. a few years back I sent them some boxes of diabetic stuff I no longer used because I changed pumps. All was well and I was able to claim a tax deduction. I sent them over $3000 worth of supplies. About a year ago I shipped them 3 boxes which cost me $85 to ship. Lo and behold they refused them and sent them back. I had to pay another $85 to get them back. Cost me $170 for NOTHING. I was very disappointed and pissed off to say the least. They could have just kept the boxes and thrown them away if they didn't want the stuff. They never opened the boxes, just refused them??? I am looking for another organization to ship old pumps, old dexcoms, meters, etc. Just wanted to vent. Thanks.

Comment by Michael Watson on Friday

Alyssa, absolutely the thighs work well. For the past year, I have placed mine on the front of the thigh (not either inside or outside, but front), about the height where if I put my hand in my (male) jeans pocket, I can just reach the transmitter with my fingers and thumb. This way it doesn't chew up valuable pump space on my abdomen, and avoids stretch marks there. And even though I sleep on my sides, I don't ever sleep directly on the transmitter or sensor. I usually get 2-3 weeks out of the sensor this way; more if I use additional Hypafix tape once its own starts to get ragged. My accuracy in this location is completely marvelous, and has been for a year.


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