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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.

Comment by jrtpup on April 3, 2012 at 6:26am

Wow, Wayne, congrats! What a huge accomplishment.

Comment by Wayne on April 2, 2012 at 7:35pm

Thanks to the DEXCOM system of sensor and Receiver! They helped me finish my 2nd Full Marathon in Knoxville TN without bonking. Thanks DEXCOM!

 

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