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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 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
Comment by Jessica05 on November 2, 2011 at 5:59am
the large size of Tegaderm is about $115 per box of 50, I believe. But, it was the perfect thing to keep the Medtronic sensor down and waterproof. Now that we're on Dexcom, I hope to see how it goes without the extra adhesive. I love everyone's ideas, so resourceful! I'm going to try the Glad press & seal for when she's in bathtime to make it last.

Have a great day!
Comment by Carolyn A. on November 1, 2011 at 7:23pm
I have no idea how much the tegaderm is. I got it with my first pump about 15 years ago... and never used it.
Comment by Jarral Ryter on November 1, 2011 at 8:54am
I have some Leukotape that some adventure races told me about that they tape their feet with. It won't come off. It is sold by the roll. You can get it online.
 

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