QQMary's Discussions

Anyone using or tried using Dexcom G4 outside of the US?

Started this discussion. Last reply by djd Jan 28. 4 Replies

Hi,I recently moved to Hong Kong (Asia) and currently on a loaner of the Medtronic Guardian but the results is very inaccurate, sometimes it's off by a few hundred percent. the alerts are…Continue

Tags: Kong, Hong, Pregnant, Dexcom

 

QQMary's Page

Latest Activity

djd replied to QQMary's discussion 'Anyone using or tried using Dexcom G4 outside of the US?'
"Hi QQ, Did you end up using Dexcom in Hong Kong? I recently moved to HK from the US and have been using a Dexcom CGM for the past few years. Dexcom sensors are the only thing I can't get locally here in HK. To ship the sensors to HK is…"
Jan 28
QQMary replied to QQMary's discussion 'Dexcom G4 - anyone has issues wearing the sensor on the hips while sleeping? reading is good during the day but OFF at night' in the group Dexcom Users
Feb 21, 2013
Kate replied to QQMary's discussion 'Dexcom G4 - anyone has issues wearing the sensor on the hips while sleeping? reading is good during the day but OFF at night' in the group Dexcom Users
"I was just about to post a similar question! I am at the beginning of my second pregnancy. With #1, I wore the 7+ sensor in my thigh with great results! If you put your legs together, I put the sensor at the midpoint between my knee and hip, on the…"
Feb 20, 2013
Carolyn A. replied to QQMary's discussion 'Dexcom G4 - anyone has issues wearing the sensor on the hips while sleeping? reading is good during the day but OFF at night' in the group Dexcom Users
"Try wearing it on your upper arm, just beside your shoulder. You won't sleep on it... that might help."
Feb 20, 2013
Terry replied to QQMary's discussion 'Dexcom G4 - anyone has issues wearing the sensor on the hips while sleeping? reading is good during the day but OFF at night' in the group Dexcom Users
"I've had bad readings from the G4 when wearing on my side between the bottom of the rib cage and the top of the hip. It sometimes goes way high or way low, both rapidly as you observed. I attribute this to times that I am sleeping on the sensor…"
Feb 20, 2013
TmoeZ replied to QQMary's discussion 'Dexcom G4 - anyone has issues wearing the sensor on the hips while sleeping? reading is good during the day but OFF at night' in the group Dexcom Users
"That's odd. I am a guy, not pregnant lol and I wear mine on the front side of my stomach but I sleep on my stomach so we are pretty much doing the same thing. My reciever never misses a beat. I will however say that I have a few lycra workout…"
Feb 20, 2013
QQMary added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users
Thumbnail

Dexcom G4 - anyone has issues wearing the sensor on the hips while sleeping? reading is good during the day but OFF at night

Hi,this is my 3rd day on the 4th sensor and I have been wearing it on my hips (by the love handles near the back). I'm in my 3rd trimester, so I sleep on the side and make sure I'm not pressing on the sensor when sleeping. However the readings from the last few nights are TOTALLY off - as you can imagine how annoying getting all those false alerts :(the receiver would show downward trends and goes 70, 60, 55, etc until it shows LOW but when I check my sugar, it's normal (ranges from 80-100). I…See More
Feb 20, 2013
Stacey Nagel replied to QQMary's discussion 'Where do you wear your sensor during pregnancy?' in the group Dexcom Users
"My son , Jesse.. although not planning on ever being pregnant, has never worn the sensor on his abdomen... always on his upper arm, on the outside area."
Jan 18, 2013
Carolyn A. replied to QQMary's discussion 'Where do you wear your sensor during pregnancy?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I wear mine on my upper arm, near my shoulder.. sort of where your pocket book strap hits. It's very accurate, out of the way.. and off my tummy. Having my pump there is plenty for me."
Jan 18, 2013
QQMary added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users
Thumbnail

Where do you wear your sensor during pregnancy?

Hello,Just wonder how you ladies wear the sensor with the bump. I read in the manual that you should wear the sensor on your abdomen but wouldn't that be uncomfortable when you get to 2nd/3rd trimester?am also concerned with the transmitter signals being so close to the baby..Would you suggest wearing on the thighs, arms or maybe behind my hip, wonder if it'll be less accurate on these sites?I also want to put a piece of Opsite Flex tape over the whole transmitter in case it falls off. Also…See More
Jan 18, 2013
QQMary replied to GoCeltics's discussion 'Opsite Flexifix' in the group Dexcom Users
"Hi, I'm new to using the Dexcom G4. In the manual, it suggested that you don't tape over the transmitter, why is that? Does it interfere with the connection or make it less accurate? I'm more comfortable covering the entire…"
Jan 18, 2013
angivan replied to QQMary's discussion 'HELP - New to Dexcom G4, on 1st sensor and getting false alarms and inaccurate readings' in the group Dexcom Users
"I'm sorry to say, but after many attempts with two different Minimed CGMS and also the Dexcom, I've had to accept that these devices just don't "work" with my interstitial fluids. I have tried working with their support…"
Jan 18, 2013
MM replied to QQMary's discussion 'HELP - New to Dexcom G4, on 1st sensor and getting false alarms and inaccurate readings' in the group Dexcom Users
"The first day or 2, the sensor can be off more, particularly during the high/low ranges. This is because it doesn't have enough history of the calibrations. I tend to do MORE calibrations on the first 2 days, especially when it's higher or…"
Jan 17, 2013
bort269 replied to QQMary's discussion 'HELP - New to Dexcom G4, on 1st sensor and getting false alarms and inaccurate readings' in the group Dexcom Users
"I forgot that my rep also mentioned that you can calibrate if the values differ by more than 20%."
Jan 17, 2013
A. Kelsey Metcalf replied to QQMary's discussion 'HELP - New to Dexcom G4, on 1st sensor and getting false alarms and inaccurate readings' in the group Dexcom Users
"Dexcom told me not to calibrate too often. Most people I've spoken to say to calibrate as little as possible. Also, with the G4 you are not supposed to calibrate if you're showing double up or down arrows. This is different from the Seven."
Jan 17, 2013
bort269 replied to QQMary's discussion 'HELP - New to Dexcom G4, on 1st sensor and getting false alarms and inaccurate readings' in the group Dexcom Users
"When I met my Dexcom rep this past Tuesday that was my first question: "I test 10-11 times a day, should I calibrate each time?" and she said "definitely not. Twice a day, and when you start a new sensor I would try to calibrate a…"
Jan 17, 2013

Profile Information

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?
information sharing
Date diagnosed
February 1, 1988
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots

Comment Wall (4 comments)

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

At 7:58pm on December 25, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home QQMary!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 4:07pm on December 25, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 11:35am on December 24, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 8:36am on December 24, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Mary, welcome to the community!

 
 
 

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

Diabetes Among Hispanics: We’re not all the same

US Hispanics are often portrayed in the press as a single, monolithic group. But anyone who has spent any time in San Francisco’s Mission District or the Bronx can tell you, we’re not all the same. Now we’re finding out Read on! →

Diabetes entre los hispanos: no somos todos iguales

Traducido por Mila Ferrer.    A menudo los Hispanos en Estados Unidos son retratados en la prensa como un solo grupo, monolítico. Pero cualquiera que haya pasado algún tiempo en el  Mission District de San Francisco o el Bronx se Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Bradford (has type 1)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service