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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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First Week with Dex G4

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Survey - Is insurance covering your Dexcom device?

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Blacking out

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ANY news on dexcom/Animas Vibe approval?

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Charging Dexcom in car

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Skin tac wipes

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G4 arriving tomorrow! :)

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Remove Workaround?

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contemplating getting a cgm again

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CGM insurance

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Dexcom DM3 Software

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New to Dexcom G4 and travel

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Comment by jrtpup on August 27, 2011 at 9:17am
Has anyone gotten the nutshell case for their dex? Looks nice but I don't want to spend that much without being sure.
Comment by olu Oog on August 25, 2011 at 7:57am
Mine dropped and did not work again 2 hrs after the fall. I called Dex (on a sunday) and they replced it FOC. It was stilll under warranty anyway. They even sent 1 sensor with the new shippped receiver.
Comment by Sindhilicious on August 25, 2011 at 7:48am
leave in a a tub of uncooked rice for 2-3 days and hopefully it'll be ok! worked for me!
Comment by Natasha Bowlds on August 25, 2011 at 5:52am
suggestion from here that we read after my son jumped into the pool with his accidentally - take the back off (little tiny screwdriver) so it can properly dry out. My husband even had to clean off some corrosion from something that looked like a battery but I don't think it was . . . before it would work again.
Comment by ClumsyChemist on August 25, 2011 at 4:17am
I had the same thing happen about 3 weeks after I had to replace my Dexcom because it had some weird internal error and was out of warranty. But, mine didn't survive the plunge despite all of my efforts involving towels, hairdryers and dry white rice. It cost $200 to replace (would have been $400 if out of warranty) the receiver. So, I feel for you (I had to deal with a dog hair that had finagled its way under the screen of my old receiver for months) but just be glad it still works ;)
Comment by Rose Joelle on August 24, 2011 at 10:01pm
So epic fail... I have had my dexcom seven for about a month and today I dropped it in the toilet. Yep, we have all heard stories of cell phones being dropped to watery graves but I dropped my dexcom receiver. It is fine but there are little water droplets under the screen and I am super ocd and freaked out by stuff like that so I hope it won't leave water spots. That will drive me crazy non-stop.
Comment by Kelly WPA on August 23, 2011 at 8:54am
I only put it over the tape. Since I buy the 2 inch tape, I cut one long piece the length of the long side then cut that in half. I cut 2 shorter pieces for the sides. Also, the tape has a green striped top on it. Once you put it on, you pull that topping off. I didn't know that when I first got it and wondered why anyone would make such an ugly tape! I know I am not the only person that has done that.
Comment by Jake on August 23, 2011 at 8:48am
Flexfix is best obtained online, ADW, Allegro Medical, or even Amazon....
ADW seems to be the cheapest so far, but Allegro is always offering some kind of promotion monthly
Comment by olu Oog on August 23, 2011 at 8:44am
Just ordered 2 of the flexfit tape from AmericanDiabetes . I hate that they made me do the registration. Anyway do you friends put the tape over the sensor or over the sensor tape?
Comment by jrtpup on August 22, 2011 at 10:51pm
Some people do put the flexifix over the sensor. I put it only over the sensor tape. Don't like taking the sticky stuff off the sensor!

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