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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 onesaint on September 26, 2011 at 11:23am
Barbara, if you reset your Dex, then plug it into your PC before the "screen of death," you can download the information from it. That should give you at least 90 days. Good luck!
Comment by onesaint on September 26, 2011 at 11:20am
Update:I called Dexcom and they are sending me out another receiver, I should have it in a day or two. They are a pretty awesome company.

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Comment by jrtpup on September 26, 2011 at 4:28am
Spooky... (cue music from Dr. Who).
Comment by onesaint on September 26, 2011 at 1:54am
I'm lucky in that approval isn't that bad for me. Interestingly enough, I was just looking into the emails about how much the cost would be for a new one and came across the renewal email which states "Your Dexcom was purchased on 9/24/2010 and your insurance company will cover a new starter kit once your current system is out of warranty on 9/24/2011." So, the Dex died one year and one day after I purchased it.. Hopefully, they'll overlook that day.
Comment by jrtpup on September 25, 2011 at 11:17pm
Hopefully they've already started the process, and when you call they'll say they just got the approval! You never know....
Comment by onesaint on September 25, 2011 at 10:37pm
Thanks Doug!

Jrt, funny thing, Dexcom called me about 2 weeks ago to tell me my warranty was up and ask if I wanted to start the renewal process. I said "Sure, why not?" Then posted here about when I should renew my device (see 9/12-13 comments). 2 weeks later the thing dies. If I were a conspiracy theorist I would say they somehow remote detonated my dexcom! =^) I'll call them tomorrow to dig for clues. lol
Comment by jrtpup on September 25, 2011 at 9:31pm
Barbara, I did fill in some 'missing' numbers when I submitted my logs. Most of what was required was there, but there were some holes.

OS, I feel for you, sorry :( It couldn't hurt to call Dexcom and see what they say. Any chance your insurance will cover it?
Comment by Barbara Long on September 25, 2011 at 7:19pm
onesaint: the same "screen of death" (exclamation point and code) happened to me this week. Mine also One Month Out of Warranty!. Waiting now for the med necessity paperwork, and I have to supply 90 days worth of logs...because the insurance they will be billing is a new plan...a year ago I was on my husband's, but am not any more. the problem is there are days that I didn't test the number of times they require. anyone? Did you "make up" your numbers? because my insulin pump logs won't show 6 tests for every single day... I'm feeling really naked without my Dex.
Comment by onesaint on September 25, 2011 at 4:16pm
Thanks Doug & Diana. Yes, I tried the paperclip. It lasts for about 20 minutes post with no sync. Then errors out. It did a strange song and dance of resetting and recovering itself prior to dieing. Pretty odd. Wish it would have happened 2 months ago and saved me $$.
Comment by DianaS on September 25, 2011 at 12:11pm

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