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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 Hummingbird on July 24, 2014 at 7:39pm
It's on and doing its thing. The dexcom rep was great. Helped me put the pod on with no issue at all. Very excited to get to know the dexcom and see how it changes life. Thanks agin for all the guidance.
Comment by dishers on July 23, 2014 at 7:12am
PPP, that is cool to remember. Happy for ya, your on your way.
Comment by Bambi on July 23, 2014 at 7:05am

Hummingbird my endo walked in while the Dexcom rep. was helping me use to my injection and he said remember as Katie pointed out it's P,P,P. Push, Pull and Press(pinch) sides of receiver those are the key letters.

Comment by Bambi on July 23, 2014 at 4:36am

I'm very thin and only use my upper tummy. Did try at first with rep. on my arm but would rub bone during night. Breast seem to painful to me. Once I got use to my stomach it has been great. My rep. was patient and it is easy to see insert. Good luck!

Comment by Hummingbird on July 23, 2014 at 4:04am
I'm thinking the belly will be the first spot because the rep will be helping me but my arm might be best because of my activity level and I'm not sure how it is going to work with the waste line. The breast would have been great just hide it in my bra but had breast cancer last year don't won't to add any possibility of more popping up on those baby's. Lol.
Thanks again everyone for the in put :)
Comment by dishers on July 23, 2014 at 12:37am
i hardly ever have it on my belly, my pod and dexcom work best on breast, then back, arm,thigh and then belly in that sequence
Comment by Linny on July 22, 2014 at 10:10pm
Hummingbird, I watched videos of children inserting the dexcom on purpose. If they can do it, a 55 year old wimp like me could do it!
Comment by Linny on July 22, 2014 at 10:09pm
I use my tummy but I've only been on it for three weeks. I want to try my thigh and my arm at some point. I'm hoping to get an OmniPod so I'll need to start rotating all over my bod, I guess!
Comment by Tapestry on July 22, 2014 at 8:02pm

Hummingbird, I've used my belly 98% of the time. I've used my thigh before, but that was out of necessity. Although, listening/reading all of these replies, I just might have to try my arm. It's where I typically place my OmniPod, but I recently started to use other sites for that.

Comment by Hummingbird on July 22, 2014 at 6:01pm
Ok just watched the YouTube ... If that little one can get it on the arm I'm in .
Do many of you really put it on your belly 100% of the time. Yes only FDA approved for that spot but not really a great spot for most I'm sure
 

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