This news is a bit old but I just ran across it and it looks as if it would be a great feature for those of us who live alone, once it is approved.
See Dex Share.

It is a device that links your BG reading to distant smartphones of a friend, relative, MD office, etc. Sounds like it may be available in 2014.

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I guess there is no edit button for the initial discussion creation but I should have added that I see this as valuable for those of us who run low BGs in the middle of the night and fear that we may not awaken to treat ourselves. I am not sure if the distant phone would beep for ultra lows or not, to awaken the recipient! But they would at least see it when they do awaken.

Thank you Nell for posting this I wear a DEXCOM and this would be so helpful. I have such lows at night and early morning hours. I'm very sensitive to insulin. I take my long acting at noon and still have these issues. My husband travels 5-6 days a week and would find such comfort knowing he could alert someone. I do not wake up to the signal and have epilepsy to compound promblems. Putting my life more at risk. Will speak to my rep.

Yes, I fear that too. Have you tried putting your Dex in a saucepan to increase the sound?! And mine has a case on it so if yours does, taking the case off for the pan may also help it make more racket! I have no wish to insert medical advice so just asking if you have tried eating a protein snack at bedtime and whether that helps re the lows? And I am sure you and your doc have looked at your BGs and the noon dosage to see if an adjustment is needed.
I can't say much in that regard because I call myself "brittle" even though some would say I just am not being consistent with food, etc. And I have no two nights alike! But, life does vary. I hope they get this new system going soon.

A saucepan is an interesting idea I will give that a try. I dropped weight when they determined I was type 1 and my first doctor was poor althought had a famous rep.. My nuero recommended this one and he has been wonderful and has dropped my insulin in half for long acting to noon to help avoid the lows and I have a ceral or a protien bar before bed as you suggested. Guess we are brittle
My dog sleeps with me me and that may scare him to death that he wakes me. I believe he has woken me from night seizures before by by exhaution the flowing days. Thank you!

Haven't heard of...might be a great device...guess 1 more device couldn't be too bad:)

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