Dexcom Users

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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Dexcom G4 w Animas Vibe Pump Impressions?

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Dexcom G4 transmitter lifespan

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A Little Unscientific G4 Research

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Sensor placement

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Adhesive allergy

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OUCH!!!! Very painful insertion just now

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Blood on Sensor Insertion

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? About ???

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delivery times?

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Comment by Kelly WPA on April 14, 2011 at 7:07am
I am doing the happy dance today – I had my first sensor make it to 3 weeks. I probably should have pulled it yesterday because it was going in & out but it was trying to hang on. I learned by accident, don’t pull the plug when you see the $$$ - they do come back to life.
Comment by jrtpup on April 11, 2011 at 6:10pm
2 months? Bah! It's only been a little over a month. The Animas folks told me BC/BS is pretty good, good to hear they were with you!
Comment by Meda-Kay on April 11, 2011 at 3:43pm

Good luck with BC/BS. I'm insured by them and didn't have any problems with approval. The only stipulation they made with me was that I got my insulin pump in September and had to wait two months later for the Dexcom. They felt like two items at once was too much to learn.
Comment by jrtpup on April 11, 2011 at 1:47pm
Woohoo! Finally getting the paperwork started for my dexcom. The endo's office is starting their paperwork, and dexcom has emailed me my stuff. Can't wait! Just hoping there is no problem with approval from BC/BS.
Comment by Denys on March 31, 2011 at 7:42pm
You're very welcome.
Comment by Scott G on March 31, 2011 at 6:04pm
I download my dexcom at home, then the endo downloads it at the office. The more often you download it, the less time it takes for each download. When I take it to the endo it takes like 15-20 minutes for them to get all the info
Comment by Kate on March 31, 2011 at 5:43pm
got it, thanks!!!
Comment by Kelly WPA on March 31, 2011 at 5:16pm
The receiver holds 30 days worth of information - that is on page 126 of the manual. Like Scott said, it does not erase anything when you download to your computer. My computer crashed In Feb and I had to get a new computer - there was still 30 days worth of info in my receiver.
Comment by Denys on March 31, 2011 at 4:57pm
Hi Kate,
It is not like a meter which holds x amount of information. if you download DEXCO monitor, all data stored in your computer. Monitor doesn't hold it anymore.
Comment by Scott G on March 31, 2011 at 3:47pm
It does not delete any info until it's full

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