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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 Elsa on September 11, 2014 at 7:51am
Humor is part of dealing with all this, right? Thanks, Elaine Peterson!
Comment by elaine peterson on September 10, 2014 at 6:56am

Elsa! Love Diborg! With the oPod and the Dex attached, I absolutely feel the artificial integration with technology!

Comment by Elsa on September 9, 2014 at 3:16pm

Today, I coin the term diborg. Meaning: a diabetic cyborg. According to Wikipedia, "the term cyborg is often applied to an organism that has restored function or enhanced abilities due to the integration of some artificial component or technology that relies on some sort of feedback." Dexcom does that for me.

I... AM... DIBORG..!

Comment by Alyssa on September 3, 2014 at 1:24pm

Hummingbird, I love the dex thanks for asking! I don't think I can go back to relying on fingersticks alone now that I have tried this. I am still learning control, started pumping last month as well, but being able to see the trends is absolutely fabulous.

Comment by Parrformance on September 2, 2014 at 4:17am

Cool photo, thanks for sharing it.

Comment by PierreV on September 2, 2014 at 2:33am

All the G4 systems are essentially the same. The difference is mostly a few added screens to the received for the pediatric version. It does also seem recent receivers ship with a new firmware and algorithm (this based on their reported different behaviors in some '???' conditions) but the parts are physically the same. My son was a bit aware of his sensor the first week he wore it but even though he is very active, he has never experienced pain. The wire that goes in is very thin and flexible. Here's a macro shot of it (about x20)

Comment by lh378 on September 1, 2014 at 9:56pm

As a followup to the questions about shifting, moving clothing and physical activities, is there a difference between the G4 and G4 Platinum?

Comment by lh378 on September 1, 2014 at 9:03pm

Wow, those are all very strong testimonials and really positive feedbacks about the Dex CGM. I'm almost towards the end of my 1 week trial of the G4. Just a few times, I've felt a slight pain when my pants shifted (the G4 is on my abdomen). What are some of the learning curve involved in movement and activities and tight clothing or loose clothing to minimize pain.

Comment by lh378 on September 1, 2014 at 8:59pm

Comment by Dane on September 1, 2014 at 5:30am
Lisa C, I did the same thing! It was a horrible experience. I absolutely love the G4. I have never been happier with my Diabetes management! I think having a CGM made by a company that does nothing else makes all the difference!

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