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Changing from Abbott Labs Freestyle Navigator CGM to Dexcom Seven Plus CGM

Started this discussion. Last reply by DiabeticRadio.com Jan 4, 2012. 5 Replies

Not happy that Abbott Labs has discontinued the Navigator especially since it is so accurate and easy to use. Managed to bring my A1Cs from the 7.7 to 10.0 range to 5.9 to 6.5 range in the two years…Continue

 

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John Thompson replied to Donald Hantsbarger's discussion 'Type 1 Diabetic told he should maintain blood sugar level between 80-120 at all times by Endo'
"Hi Don - Actually when I started using my CGM, my endo recommended a range of 80 to 180. He said 80 for me since I tend to drop very fast so 80 would give me enough warning if the blood sugar is in decline. He also thought anything under 180 was too…"
Feb 5, 2013
John Thompson updated their profile
Jan 30, 2013
Linda G left a comment for John Thompson
"Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you John.... Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 365 days! (it's a leap year!) How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?"
Jan 13, 2012
John Thompson commented on Tracy Baker's group 'Families with Multiple Members with Type 1'
"Hello, I am one of 7 children and right now 6 out of the 7 have Type 1 diabetes. I developed it at the age 20, the ages my siblings developed it were 16, 21, 33, 35, and 49. My father was also one of seven and six out of the seven also had type 1…"
Jan 11, 2012
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Families with Multiple Members with Type 1

A group for families that have more than one member with Type 1.
Jan 11, 2012
John Thompson posted a blog post

Success!!

On my second day with the Dexcom - like some things better than the Navigator but it has been extremely easy to use and very accurate. Had a 121 average for the first two days, a little higher than I have been but I did go out to eat both days. The support at Dexcom was great so I think my transition is complete. Thanks for everyone's comments during this transition!!See More
Jan 8, 2012
jrtpup commented on John Thompson's blog post 'Getting There'
"Oh boy! At least you now know what the problem is. You'll love it, I promise LOL"
Jan 5, 2012
John Thompson posted a blog post

Getting There

Gotta say the Dexcom support is good, received the replacement receiver today but it did not work since - after all - it turned out to be a defective power charger. So waiting for another overnight package from Dexcom. Cannot wait to get up and running.See More
Jan 5, 2012
DiabeticRadio.com replied to John Thompson's discussion 'Changing from Abbott Labs Freestyle Navigator CGM to Dexcom Seven Plus CGM'
"Hey John, I just remembered something, I you charging using the PC/USB cable? If you do, it will not work. The PC/USB cable only works for data transfer. You must use the AC power adapter."
Jan 4, 2012
John Thompson replied to John Thompson's discussion 'Changing from Abbott Labs Freestyle Navigator CGM to Dexcom Seven Plus CGM'
"Well my dexcom journey continues, I received the replacement receiver and when I plugged it in it started to charge and then it just stops charging so I think its actually the charger causing the problems (been plugged in for eight hours and when I…"
Jan 4, 2012
John Thompson commented on John Thompson's blog post 'Family History'
"The children which there are five of total do not have any signs of Type 1 diabetes. I had two of them participate in a study which did test to see if there was a sign that they could develop diabetes down the road - it was part of a study at the…"
Jan 4, 2012
Jim Devlin replied to John Thompson's discussion 'Changing from Abbott Labs Freestyle Navigator CGM to Dexcom Seven Plus CGM'
"Been using the Deccom7 for almost two years. Seems to me I charged it for 24 hours, maybe less, but far more than normal when I first received it. I suspect you tried this, though. I have never had problems with the equipment. If this doesn't…"
Jan 4, 2012
acidrock23 commented on John Thompson's blog post 'Family History'
"Wow! That's quite a family! So much for "natural selection" getting rid of disadvantageous mutations! Y'all must be sexy as hell... ;-)"
Jan 3, 2012
DiabeticRadio.com replied to John Thompson's discussion 'Changing from Abbott Labs Freestyle Navigator CGM to Dexcom Seven Plus CGM'
"Hi John, I've been using Dexcom for about a year+. I do like it a lot. The unit must be fully charged be for use. I have not heard of any problems with power. Yes it's true, you cannot take anything with acetaminophen, which would include…"
Jan 3, 2012
smileandnod replied to John Thompson's discussion 'Changing from Abbott Labs Freestyle Navigator CGM to Dexcom Seven Plus CGM'
"I started with my Dexcom in September and have had no problems with the receiver. I find it to be most accurate when used on arm sites rather than abdomen. The only time I've experienced really inaccurate readings are rapidly rising spiking…"
Jan 3, 2012
J Blue commented on John Thompson's blog post 'Family History'
"Wow. Thank you for sharing. Your family shows how Type 1 is a more appropriate name than "juvenile" diabetes! I wonder how many people with adult onset Type 1 are misdiagnosed as Type 2. Good luck with it all."
Jan 3, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Not sure.
Date diagnosed
June 15, 1974
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.4
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed Paradigm 720

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Success!!

Posted on January 8, 2012 at 9:22pm 0 Comments

On my second day with the Dexcom - like some things better than the Navigator but it has been extremely easy to use and very accurate. Had a 121 average for the first two days, a little higher than I have been but I did go out to eat both days. The support at Dexcom was great so I think my transition is complete. Thanks for everyone's comments during this transition!!

Getting There

Posted on January 5, 2012 at 4:24pm 1 Comment

Gotta say the Dexcom support is good, received the replacement receiver today but it did not work since - after all - it turned out to be a defective power charger. So waiting for another overnight package from Dexcom. Cannot wait to get up and running.

Family History

Posted on January 3, 2012 at 8:14am 4 Comments

Have to say I am amazed that five of my six brothers and sisters have diabetes Type 1 like me. My older sister got it first when she was 16, I was next at age 20. It was then followed by a progression of another brother at 20, a younger sister at 35, a younger brother at 35, and then a younger sister at 45. Our oldest sister never got it which is qhy she was able to give one of her kidneys to a sister with kidney complications. My dad was one of seven also with five brothers who had…

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At 3:51am on January 13, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,John. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
How have you been? I hope well. I used to live in Lexington.

At 3:51am on January 13, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you John....
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 365 days! (it's a leap year!)
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 8:02pm on January 13, 2010, Lois said…
John:
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Here I am ... late again!! Hope you had a really great birthday and will have a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
Lois La Rose
Milwaukee, WI
At 2:14pm on December 19, 2009, Kristin said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes John! Glad that you joined our community!

Check out the Forum where you can search old discussions or start a new one! And our groups where you can find members that you have something in common with!

When you get a chance, add a photo of yourself or something related to you-- it helps us recognize you in discussions!
At 8:53am on December 18, 2009, Doris D said…
Welcome to our growing family John!!! I got diagnosed in August of 73 with Type 1 ! WE'RE STILL HERE HUH?
At 5:16pm on December 17, 2009, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
At 6:49am on December 17, 2009, Marie B said…
Welcome, John! Please leave a comment on my page if you have any questions about the community. I've been type 1 myself since 1967, and TuD has helped me so much the past two years.
At 5:23pm on December 16, 2009, Jim Roach said…
Hi John, Welcome to Tudiabetes. There are a lot of caring people in this community ready to lend an ear or help. Jump in and look around, ask questions. Welcome
 
 
 

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