Does anyone wish the Dexcom receiver were smaller? Like a small little thing you'd wear/clip to your wristwatch or phone or wallet or something?
I know it sounds like a crazy idea, but the receiver feels really big and bulky in my pocket. I asked a Dexcom customer service person whether they ever had plans to make it smaller, and she said no, because they wanted visually impaired people to be able to see it. But I would love it if they could make a smaller version for those of us who are not visually impaired!
Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone else had thought the same thing.
Once the new sensor is approved it will be coming with a smaller receiver. I saw a picture of it and it looks like the screen is about the same size but the receiver is about half the size of the current one. I can't remember where I saw the picture. The reason why the receiver is so big now is because they had to "wrap" around the antenna so many times to get good enough reception. Animas gave Dexcom millions of dollars to fix this problem as obviously they did not want to make their pump any larger. I have also heard rumors that Dexcom will have a watch that the signal will be able to be sent to so users can be more discreet.
I saw a child wearing one yesterday, and I could not believe how huge it was. I agree it could/should be smaller.
I was just thinking the same thing this am, while getting dressed!. It's really difficult to fit it into the pocket of my skinny jeans, and bulges like none other. I'd like a smaller one for sure!