Has anyone heard any news about the latest generation of the Dexcom?
Will there be an upgrade to the sensor, transmitter, receiver, or possibly all three?
What changes would you like to see?
I've been on the system for a few months now and here is my list of suggested improvements:
Anyone else have suggestions to add? I wonder how much Dexcom solicits feedback and/or listens to user groups like this.
My $.02 for the night,
I've been on the Dexcom for 27 months. It comes with a 1 year guarantee, and from what I have been able to gather, it has a life expectancy of between 18 months and 3 years. The batteries aren't replaceable.
The accuracy is pretty good, especially from day 4 to day 12. I use most sensors for 2 weeks.
The range on my unit is at least 5 feet.
I could not envision being without a CGM and I feel that you'll be doing your son a disservice by waiting until December (if the new device is released by then).
Thanks for your reply. I know we will have one before the end of the year and I think Dexcom is the way we're going to go.
Here is what I learned from a recent investors meeting in my post:
Thanks for the info. Wouldn't that be nice if it(G5) could be as accurate as the glucose meters?!
The new kit costs £975 for the kit, and £250 for 4 sensors. Warranty for the transmitter is 6 months and 9 months for the receiver.
The transmitter battery only lasts 9 to 12 months, and costs £275 to replace.
I was thinking about buying one but the warranty and short transmitter life is putting me off!
Jason - thanks for posting the link. That new receiver looks great. I want that in the US ASAP!!
Yes I agree the receiver does look great. I hope it gets through the FDA process sooner rather than later!