A CDE friend of mine went to a presentation Friday night by the president of Dexcom who said the following:
1. The new Dexcom will have an official ten day life
2. The new Dexcom receiver will have a range of 30 ft
3. The new Dexcom is already available in Europe, and while he only said it would be available "soon" in the USA she was led to believe by end of year.
I have also heard the rumor that it will only have an hour warm up time.
The longer range is HUGE for people who take care of a T1D. Now I can put Dex on my night stand rather than get up and walk 15 feet 3-4 times a night. Now I don't have to attach something to a two year old who doesn't know Dex is not water-proof, sit-down proof, or thrown-across-a-room proof. And I can sit in a playground while Mr. Superfast runs off and not be screaming "I NEED TO SEE YOUR SENSORRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!".
I think the CGM is actually a great tool for everyone. It's the most amazing thing for learning about your personal diabetes (or even BG in general), no matter what it is or what form it takes. And for us - how else can I figure out how to bolus for french fries and cupcakes in a person who can't speak? :) The other day his preschool handed out chocolate chip cookies topped with icing then dipped in more chocolate - I think my brain exploded on that one.
SO EXCITED!!! Thank you for sharing!! Please if you hear about when it's available and shipping please post! Since we've reached our out of pocket for our insurance it would be covered at 100% of us and I will do backflips and all sorts of stuff if this comes out before our silly insurance year starts over! Naomi's headed to a new school next year and they have zero experience with T1 so this would be oh so delightful to have for her teacher. Yeah - you made my day!! Thanks!!!