Information

Dexcom Users

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.

Members: 1453
Latest Activity: 54 minutes ago

OTHER RESOURCES ABOUT DEXCOM IN TUDIABETES

Dexcom-specific links

Forum conversations about Dexcom

Blogs entries about Dexcom

Videos about Dexcom

Rich demos insertion of a G4 sensor- video

CGM-specific links

Members who use CGM

Forum conversations about CGM

Blog entries about CGM

Videos about CGM

Diabetes Forum

Dexcom G4 w Animas Vibe Pump Impressions?

Started by Fred Goldberg. Last reply by jjm335 54 minutes ago. 6 Replies

Dexcom G4 transmitter lifespan

Started by Jaybyrd. Last reply by 2hobbit1 on Monday. 7 Replies

A Little Unscientific G4 Research

Started by Elizabeth. Last reply by bort269 on Friday. 71 Replies

Sensor placement

Started by Dave. Last reply by SiggyB Apr 17. 45 Replies

Adhesive allergy

Started by duckatect. Last reply by Melissa M. Apr 17. 7 Replies

OUCH!!!! Very painful insertion just now

Started by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna. Last reply by Bambi Apr 15. 25 Replies

Blood on Sensor Insertion

Started by markeeezy. Last reply by Dondi Apr 14. 6 Replies

? About ???

Started by dishers. Last reply by Joern Apr 13. 9 Replies

Traveling

Started by Aussie. Last reply by Ellie Apr 11. 14 Replies

delivery times?

Started by dishers. Last reply by dishers Apr 8. 2 Replies

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of Dexcom Users to add comments!

Comment by Jake on May 5, 2012 at 6:58am

Im amazed at how many people tolerate the abuse of the TSA "security theater" Do you think their harassment actually makes flying safer. No it doesnt, if someone really wanted to do something theres ways to circumvent anything.. its like a lock keeping good neighbors good neighbors and not preventing dedicated and skilled theives..

Comment by Michael McClure on May 2, 2012 at 2:59pm

Last week, my local Dexcom rep showed me pictures of 'some Dexcom-like software' running on an iPhone (intended to be their next rev after the upcoming hardware device you mentioned). It is still undergoing heavy scrutiny by the FDA at this point. Still, it will be cool to be able to carry just one device when the time finally comes...

Comment by jrtpup on May 2, 2012 at 2:13pm

WOW I'm impressed with Dexcom service. I called yesterday as my warranty was up in April to ask about getting a new kit. I sent logs for a month (required by my ins), and got a call TODAY that it's shipping today! There's also a $200 rebate if you order a box of sensors as well, so I'm getting a $200 visa card even though my copay is less.

The man I spoke with has seen the prototype of the new model. He said it's about as thin as an iphone, will come in colors, has a color screen, and has better range. He was unwilling to say anything about accuracy. Come on FDA!!! He expects there will be an upgrade program.

Comment by Natalie ._c- on April 3, 2012 at 12:26pm

I have never had problems with either my pump or CGM when I've flown, BUT even though I have no problems with patdowns, there are people who do. A friend of mine was molested repeatedly as a child by a relative, and to have a stranger touch her is traumatic. Seems like there has to be a better way.

Comment by Ellie on April 3, 2012 at 6:59am

In Dallas and Vegas I gladly lifted my shirt in favor of going to ano area as they offered. They were polite and friendly and grateful that I was so candid w/my Dexie and Omnipod. I bet you were the highlight of their day and they will never forget your Dex. LOL.

Comment by Sandy Palmer on April 3, 2012 at 6:59am

Daricel, See below. I have been flying since before I could walk. (Military brat) and there is a big difference between them doing their job protecting people and harrassing people.

Comment by Sandy Palmer on April 3, 2012 at 6:55am

Jay,
I usually do that. I have not had any problems like this before. I flew out of Des Moines / IA and they would have pulled guns if they had them. They were so bad and hostile that they started to scare my 8 year old daughter so I wasn't up for the teaching part. I had 2 thoughts going through my mind. Get arrested or just deal and b/c of my daughter I just dealt with it. However when I was through I made some VERY LOUD remarks to make sure that they heard me. lol I know that I will never fly through that airport again. I also know that if my daughter had not been with me I would have been arrested for fisting TSA workers. I think it's funny now but hindsight I probably should have put in some offical steps against these people. They made me pull up my shirt in front of other people / had no privacy booths and treated me very badly. They also were not tought how to pat down in an appropriate way and I aslo commented on that. I was smart with them for the most part through but being careful to not overstep the line of them being able to take me away in cuffs. :o) It's amazing what you have to put up with. It's all good though. Sadly you find these people everywhere and b/c I do not want to be the way that they are I just go on.

Comment by daricel on April 3, 2012 at 6:53am

Actually, I was disturbed when they completely ignored my pump as a possible bomb agent (right after 9/11). I have been through a full pat down every time I've flown for the last 4 years... I don't think of this as being treated as a criminal - more that who knows what's in that pump and I'm getting protected. Too Kim's point, I also wind up chatting with the TSA folks about my pump (and if wearing it) and Dexcom

Comment by Jay on April 3, 2012 at 6:37am
Sandy, start engaging them in polite conversation like "You must not see many of these, do you?" Then gently lead the conversation into what, why, etc. just how it works for me.
Comment by Sandy Palmer on April 3, 2012 at 6:32am

Ellie, In Iowa after only seeing my pump as I wasn't wearing the dex at that time they swabbed me for gun stuff from top to bottom as well. I think that ALL airport personel should have better and extensive medical device training so they don't let people through with fake stuff and don't harrass the people with true medical euiptment. It's funny after but while your the one being treated like a criminal it is no fun at all.

 

Members (1454)

 
 
 

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

#OpposeAB1893: California Bill that Burdens People with Diabetes on Insulin

A couple of days ago I learned that the California State Assembly is considering AB-1893 Sharps waste, which in (if approved) will mandate that: “Sharps sold to the general public in California shall be sold with a sharps waste container Read on! →

FDA Docket Extended! We Need You.

If you are new to diabetes advocacy in the traditional sense of the word, you may be thinking, “What the heck is a docket!?” I certainly was the first twenty times I heard it (yes it took that long). For Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Heather Gabel
(Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator
Bradford (has type 1)

Administrators
Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service