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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 (, 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 lh378 15 hours ago

Meda-Kay that sounds like a good method. NP or CDE may have more contacts and more time with patients. Endo's and MD's (at least my experience) have virtually no time, just a fast 15 minute visit.

Comment by Meda-Kay 15 hours ago
When I've had supplies that I can no longer use, like when I went from Injection to the pump, I gave the supplies to my endo's Np and she gave them to patients she knew were having financial issues and needed supplies.
Comment by Laura 17 hours ago

I truly believe that is a shame also. I know that people are out there begging to get them and cannot through insurance, etc problems. Not only that but it is wrong. I'm sure alot of us have equipment that others who are in need could use. There ought to be a group out there that handles this and gets the product to the right people. People who Need the help!

Comment by lh378 17 hours ago

@McScik, that is a shame. There is something wrong with the "system" when good intentions/acts are refused in the manners that you encountered. There are definitely people who could use them. Perhaps you may want to post it to this DOC?

Comment by McSick yesterday

I just want to comment on your reference to Charles Ray III Diabetes Association. a few years back I sent them some boxes of diabetic stuff I no longer used because I changed pumps. All was well and I was able to claim a tax deduction. I sent them over $3000 worth of supplies. About a year ago I shipped them 3 boxes which cost me $85 to ship. Lo and behold they refused them and sent them back. I had to pay another $85 to get them back. Cost me $170 for NOTHING. I was very disappointed and pissed off to say the least. They could have just kept the boxes and thrown them away if they didn't want the stuff. They never opened the boxes, just refused them??? I am looking for another organization to ship old pumps, old dexcoms, meters, etc. Just wanted to vent. Thanks.

Comment by Michael Watson on Friday

Alyssa, absolutely the thighs work well. For the past year, I have placed mine on the front of the thigh (not either inside or outside, but front), about the height where if I put my hand in my (male) jeans pocket, I can just reach the transmitter with my fingers and thumb. This way it doesn't chew up valuable pump space on my abdomen, and avoids stretch marks there. And even though I sleep on my sides, I don't ever sleep directly on the transmitter or sensor. I usually get 2-3 weeks out of the sensor this way; more if I use additional Hypafix tape once its own starts to get ragged. My accuracy in this location is completely marvelous, and has been for a year.

Comment by Bambi on Friday

Alyssa do you use your upper abdomen, that is were I place mine. I have know issues with the transmitter and sensor staying in place. I'm very thin and also limited on locations. Use some skin tape to secure if that makes you feel more comfortable, several brands on the market.

Comment by Alyssa on Thursday
I just had my first wasted sensor :( for some reason I am having adhesion issues (even my infusion set is acting up). I am going on a little weekend getaway and don't want to be stressing about losing another sensor! After inserting it and putting in the transmitter it just fell off. I am limited on available real estate here as I am completely covered in stretch marks. Any tips on using thighs as a site? I know it's not recommended but I have to try something. I should note I do have skin tac to help
Comment by Survivor Mother on September 15, 2014 at 7:39pm
My daughter has the dexcom g4 and it is great! It was a life saver to us. I can actually sleep and try not to worry so much. She had it for 6mons now and she said she likes it too. It is so hard as a parent of a child that has type 1, thyroid, and now is gluten free. She is 10 and has been through a lot! She takes everything with a grain of salt!
Comment by Hummingbird on September 12, 2014 at 2:56am
Thank for the input. It is all very helpful.

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