I just received my G4 this morning, and will begin using it in about 1/2 hour after it calibrates! I am pretty excited - I really like the design and especially the thinness of the receiver. I am NOT going to keep it on my belt and would love to know if anyone out there has found a low profile case that will fit the G4. I keep it in my pocket and use the vibration settings for alarm. I am wondering if the older iPod Nano cases will fit - and will check that out later this weekend. If I come up with something I will share it here, and if anyone has already found one, please let us know!
Thank you in advance.
I agree Natalie. The bleed under the sensor platform kept getting more and more, so I removed it and put in another in a different spot. The Dexcom person did call back later and they are kindly going to replace the sensor even though it wasn't really anyone's fault.
I've found that the insulin pump pouch that I use for my Medtronic Revel also works very well for the Gen4 system. The pump pouch is vertical and has a place for a carabiner clip. The insulin pump pack for you . com site has vertical and horizontal pump pouches. She has a variety of soft materials both for children and adults and she will make custom pouch for your pump too. I like the material pouch because they can be washed and machine dried. Just offering this information for your reference.
Check a public safety supply house. Fire, police, & ems need cases for various devices. There may be something there. I use a metal clip case for both my Ping and my 7+ that hang over my belt. You may have some luck in this area.
Also, what about a boat shop. There may be a small electronic device case that is waterproof also.
Speaking of waterproof, I just picked up this waterproof case at REI for $20. It's supposedly waterproof at 1 meter for 30 minutes which as I recall is the same as the Dexcom transmitter.
I appreciate everyone's suggestions regarding a non-belt case. What I ended up doing is cutting off the clip and belt loop, so now I have a case to protect the G4 in my pocket! It works great - except that it is a little bit of a pain to have to unsnap it to look at the trend graph. This should be my biggest problem! I am hoping that some day Dex will have a case that is kind of like a iPod - Nano case that is open on the front side, but until then, this will do nicely for me.
I've been staring at my case, thinking about doing the same thing LOL. What stopped me was the same.. having to open it
Keep us posted on how it works out, Really hoping for a nice aftermarket (like the nano case) soon!
I was also very disappointed in the case. Can't believe they didn't make the case like the 7+, where you could look at it while it was on your belt. I don't want to have to completely unwrap the thing every time I need to look at it.
I'm also trying to find an acceptable case. Has anyone heard if the skins that were avail able for Dexcom7+ are being made for he g4?
I have found the very best way to carry both my Medtronic pump and the Dexcom. Go to www.talleygear.com. These are soft bands, either velcro-closure or step-in, worn around the waist. This was designed by a mom whose child has Type 1 and had trouble finding the right way to carry the pump. I have tried a few versions and my favorite is the standard, velcro-closure band in black with two clear windows. I can wear both pump and Dexcom around the waist and operate both through the windows. It's worn easily under clothing and is unnoticable in most of my work and casual outfits. I LOVE this thing!
Thanks, I went to your link and realized the correct link is www.tallygear.com
Love the tallygear products as well. I had mine made with 3 pockets so they can also hold other 'gear' like meter, strips, etc.
I was searching for a suitable aftermarket case, and found nothing - still. I did, however, find waterproof pouches that are big enough for either dex on ebags.com, if anyone's interested. They were in the cell phone section.
I had seen the tallygear before but didn't know that they made them with clear pockets. Once I saw that, I ordered one for her so that she can use it when she has small pockets or not pockets in her pants. It will make a good stocking stuffer and I think it will be more comfy than the Spibelt for her. Thanks for the info!