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For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") device

Just as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.

It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.

We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (http://www.cr3diabetes.org), which accepts unexpired glucometer and insulin pump supplies, or alternatively you may talk to your physician's office or other local medical group to discuss donating them to those in need of assistance.

Thank you all for kindly refraining from this activity.

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Comment by Delaney Pratt on November 22, 2011 at 9:15pm

I have the CGM and was using it for a few months. Every time I used it, I ended up breaking out in a rash from the adhesive. Since I heal slowly, I haven't been using the sensor in fear of creating more problems. I had tried different barriers such as liquid adhesive, different kinds of waterproof medical tape, waterproof bandaids and such...does anyone have any suggestions as to what can be used as a barrier? When I have been able to use the sensor, I have really benefitted from it and would like to get back to using it again! If you have any suggestions or experience, I would appreciate it!!

Comment by Annie on November 22, 2011 at 6:36pm

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You know you have diabetes when a day of virtually "normal" numbers makes you suspicious, elated, and wondering "What the heck did I do right...and how do I do that again?!"

Comment by Zazou on November 10, 2011 at 6:38pm

Thanks onesaint!

Comment by onesaint on November 10, 2011 at 6:29pm

Understandable. It's a personal choice. MM lasts for 3 days, is accurate, and in 1 package. Dexcom is 1-3 weeks, a separate device and looks like a US football.

I still think your question will be better put in this group, Continuous Glucose Monitoring group. This group is for users of the Dexcom CGM.

Comment by Zazou on November 10, 2011 at 5:53pm

In QC, the only CGM that I have access is from Medtronic but I want to know if it's worth it...

Comment by onesaint on November 10, 2011 at 2:06pm

Zazou, you might want to post this in the general CGM group as here you'll get more Dexcom responses than anything else (its the Dexcom group). With that, I wear a MM pump and use a Dexcom CGM. I tried the MM CGM and found it to be horrible. Just the length of time you get from the sensor alone is exponential compared to MM's CGM.

Comment by Zazou on November 10, 2011 at 12:55pm

Questions about CGM. I'm looking to get a pump and hesitate between Animas (waterproof) and Medtronic with the CGM. I was wondering if people who use to have Medtronic really like the CGM system? Are you wearing most of the time or not often? Does it really help managing the BG? .....
Thanks for your comments...

Comment by Laura on November 8, 2011 at 6:24am
Bernard - I don't know anything about the Dexcom Open Choice upgrade but they've recently called me. What's new with it?
Comment by William "Lee" Dubois on November 8, 2011 at 5:46am
Yeah, I've been a long-time slacker here at Tu Diabetes.... Life gets in the way. But I've been using CGM since the orginal seven-state Guardian back in '05 and have been wearing a Dex the last few years.
Comment by Sandy Palmer on November 2, 2011 at 6:12am
Thanks for putting up the leukotape idea. I found 'Cover-Roll Stretch 2 Inches X 10 yards' by BSN Medical. That is what I used to use before they made adhesive stuff for the pump needles. You would just place it tape it ten tape a loop with the tubing incase you dropped the pump that it wouldn't pull out the needle. Guess I just gave away that I am a pumping dino... lol I'm happy I found this bc the adhesive for the dex doesn't last long in my case either
 

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