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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.

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Comment by Brooky on February 6, 2012 at 10:13am

My High is set to 250 at this time, and after doing one month of recording my data, my Dr and I will make adjustment to my Meds, then reducing the HIGH down to a better range.

Comment by Rebecca on February 6, 2012 at 9:53am

Just to put an outlier on here, my alerts are set at 70 and 120. I have to be careful not to over correct after eating but if I haven't eaten in a while and I creep above 120 I want to know. Yes, I probably do spend about 1/4 of the day "high" with this scale but it's worth it to me.

Comment by Brett on February 6, 2012 at 9:36am

I set mine to 180 and 90, and 55 of course. If works pretty well.

Comment by john on February 6, 2012 at 9:15am

I set them at 200, 80; and leave the default LOW as it is, at 55. More importantly, I set the rate of rise/ fall rates so the alarm is supposed to go off if it is dropping quickly. Unfortunately, this seldom works as it should so I have had several, really un-nerving, surprises.

Comment by Laura on February 6, 2012 at 9:03am

Mine are set at 55, 80 and 200. I usually run pretty low so that's where I have them sound out loud with the beep instead of just vibrating.

Comment by Jennifer on February 6, 2012 at 8:54am

Out of curiousity, what are your alert limits set at?

Comment by john on January 24, 2012 at 8:02pm

Yeah but, the flip is that, if you travel, especially out of the USA, AAA batteries are available almost everywhere; so you'll alkways have juice.

Comment by Rickst29 on January 24, 2012 at 6:29pm

Laura: it's BOTH. Minimed has an advantage in using the pump as the 'Receiver', it takes an everyday AA disposable. But their transmitter has the hassles of recharging, with much SHORTER lifespan than either of the Dexcom parts, and it costs a lot of money.

I'd recommend an entire new kit, because the Receiver battery is likely to wear out shortly after the Transmitter looses too much effective range. ("Receiver battery wears out" means that you're having to recharge it WAY to often; it can't hold enough energy after it gets "old".)

Comment by Laura on January 23, 2012 at 8:46am

Comment by Laura on January 23, 2012 at 8:46am

So you guys are saying - that the Dexcom itself, goes bad after 12-15 months or the gray transmitter goes bad? Or both? I certainly was never informed that I'd have to buy a New Dex within a year or so. Or a new transmitter. How much is a transmitter these days? Do they charge you the whole price of a totally new Dexcom?

 

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