Dex rep told me they have their ap for fda on partner product, but they cannot submit to FDA until the next gen sensor is actually approved...
I suppose they will also have to wait till the smaller pods are approved too,
so have to have both devices individually approved before the combo device can even be submitted? Is that right?
anyone then have an eta for the combo device to hit the market?
( for kennedy age 11)
What are the improvements coming in the Dexcom next generation sensor? Are there any improvements coming in the receiver as well?
Not sure, they are all hush hush, they are using in europe however, so you'd think we could track down some website, I think they call it the G4 in the animas vibe... ( so It doesn't actually have a controller)
Hope they are easier to put on. I have a lot of problems. Feels like a spike to me and often cannot get that dang transmitter attached. Gggrrr... At least I get 3 weeks out of it so not changing as often.
let's be optimistic, that would be fantastic!!
Yes, individual approvals have to happen before the combo application. I'd say 3-6 years.
Wow. Everything takes so long. Interesting though!
Is there a sensor that you can use that you do not have to insert under your skin?
Is there a sensor that is not painful to insert?
No, sensors have to be inserted under the skin. However, it isn't painful Margaret. It is certainly intimdating. I for one always have to be lying down to have my blood drawn because I hate needles so much I almost feint most of the time, but the sensor insertion is truly a breeze. I would suggest talking to your CDE about doing a free trial to see if you like it.
I agree. Feels like a spike going in. Thankfully they stay on almost 3 weeks.
If you are skinny it is painful. I read a post where someone puts the sensor on their arm. I my case it would go to my bone.
LOL. Skinniness not a prob for me. Just so 'spiky' and clumsy. Then trying to get the transmitter on is usually a hassle. I keep trying. Can't imagine getting one on my arm w/o a 'partner' to help. Sadly it usually me & the sensor struggling. Tummy just easiest for me.