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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 Brett on August 13, 2011 at 3:59pm
Just strapped on my first Dexcom sensor and I'm pretty excited. I hope my experience with the Dexcom Seven Plus is as amazing as my experience with the Omnipod. I've got a pod on one leg and a sensor on the other. Wish me luck.
Comment by She Ra on August 12, 2011 at 9:18am
Anyone know a good way to clip the device on to your cloths? I was using a belt loop but the darn clip isn't tight enough to hold and popped off this morning and hit the floor. UGH. Can't afford to break this thing.......what do you do with yours?
Comment by jrtpup on July 28, 2011 at 2:38pm
I called Dexcom and was told there's no way to merge the data. I even explored here on TuD. I don't understand why the same format databases can't be merged, it makes no sense.Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Comment by Natasha Bowlds on July 28, 2011 at 2:12pm
I don't think you can. I think it's incredibly frustrating. My son is on his third receiver and I can't compare the quarters the way I want to. : (
Comment by Sindhilicious on July 28, 2011 at 1:19pm
I had the same problem and had to set up as a new patient :(
Same with my ping when I got a new one, the serial number changed so I had to set up as a new user.
Comment by Isaac on July 28, 2011 at 1:17pm
My receiver finally died last week, for no apparent reason. Dexcom Customer service, being great as usual sent me a new receiver.
When I started to download the data, it will not allow me to use the same patient as before, and I have to download the data as a new patient.

Does anyone know if and how I can combine the two patients into one, so all the data is together?
Comment by jrtpup on July 25, 2011 at 9:47am
Oh, no!!! You can't even blame anyone. Sorry :(
Comment by jaynadems on July 25, 2011 at 7:17am
I just need sympathies, my dog chewed up my transmitter last night. It popped out while we were playing and she found it before I did. I get to call Dexcom today to get it replaced. :(
Comment by Dan W. on July 16, 2011 at 2:26pm
I use an older windows xp running via bootcamp on my Mac mini, no problems at all, just a pain to have to reboot. For the reports, I save as PDFs and print from the Mac side...
Comment by DianaS on July 16, 2011 at 1:21pm
Dexcom software won't run natively on the MAC you'll have to do it in windows. On my laptop I still run XP Pro in VM ware Fusion and the dex software works fine in that. I believe I've heard other people have successfully used Parallels also but not sure on that.

On our Desktop we use Bootcamp and Windows 7 and I can't remember if I've got Dex software over there or not.

On tip I've found is to download the receiver frequently it goes a lot smoother and faster. I try to do it every two weeks. If I wait too long it takes forever or will cut out and have to restart.

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