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Terry replied to SSD's discussion 'Use expired Dexcom G4 sensors?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I've used sensors up to six months past expiration and these worked OK. If the sensors track the fingetstick BGs fairly well, then no worries."
Dec 27, 2013
Isaac replied to SSD's discussion 'Use expired Dexcom G4 sensors?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have used expired sensors often, since I get a 90 day supply, but it lasts me six to 9 months. I am sure that they put an expiration date that insures the sensors are good a few months after also. The enzyme on the sensor will eventually lose…"
Dec 24, 2013
jm replied to SSD's discussion 'Use expired Dexcom G4 sensors?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I am right now using sensors expired for one year...and they are still good"
Dec 24, 2013
SSD added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users

Use expired Dexcom G4 sensors?

I searched the forum before posting this. however, if this topic has already been posted please direct me. I wanted to know if others have used expired G4 sensors and what their experience with them were. I have a few that expired in September. I believe they come with 6 month expiration dates. Can I still use these 'expired' ones with accuracy? Any insights and experiences would be appreciated.See More
Dec 24, 2013
SSD replied to Scott A's discussion 'Does inputing strip data more often, help calibration?' in the group Dexcom Users
"personally, having had the G4 since December I usually only enter the two prompted test strip readings. sometimes when I believe the readings are off, it's because my glucose is dropping or rising faster than the G4 can keep up with. (just what…"
Jul 27, 2013
SSD replied to jlw62987's discussion 'Running with the G4' in the group Dexcom Users
"Yep, I do everything Clare does too! And with two showers a day, working out 5-6x week I got 28 days out of my last sensor. Opsite flexifix is incredible!!"
Jun 22, 2013
SSD is attending Emily Coles's event

Live Interview with Mary McNeight, founder of Diabetic Alert Dog Academy at TuDiabetes homepage

May 2, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Watch it here! Mary McNeight is the founder of a unique program called Diabetic Alert Dog University.  She is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog…See More
May 2, 2013
SSD replied to Leata's discussion 'Sensor/Transmitter Through Security at Airports?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Since I travel 100k miles for work/pleasure, I wanted to get the real low down on what to do/not to do with the G4 during the security checkpoint process. I contacted my Patient Care Specialist from Dexcom and this is what she had to say: 'You…"
May 2, 2013
SSD replied to GracieSF's discussion 'Dexcom G4 receiver case: a new option' in the group Dexcom Users
"GracieSF- on the shapeways website, I tried to see how I could inquire whether there was a way to get the black color option in a polished finish. Unfortunately it isn't very easy. Is there a way you could find out directly via your friend who…"
Apr 15, 2013
SSD replied to GracieSF's discussion 'Dexcom G4 receiver case: a new option' in the group Dexcom Users
"did you by chance inquire with Shapeways if they will polish the black colored case? I'm not a fan of the other colors and not sure why black and white are not polished."
Apr 15, 2013
SSD replied to GracieSF's discussion 'Dexcom G4 receiver case: a new option' in the group Dexcom Users
"JiMMy- curious to know if you're experiencing the same issues Laddie has mentioned- fuzzies and snagging. Is it smoothing out? before I drop over $20 on a case, I want to hear some more feedback. thanks so much!!"
Apr 15, 2013
SSD updated their profile
Apr 7, 2013
SSD replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"Im gonna jump onto this thread and say that I think that the current TSA standards for people with diabetes are pretty straightforward. What I beleive happens is what others have already commented on: 1) turnover in TSA agents 2) inconsitent…"
Apr 7, 2013
SSD replied to GracieSF's discussion 'Dexcom G4 receiver case: a new option' in the group Dexcom Users
"very creative case! like it! be curious what others think of this case too. BTW- Dexcom actually called me the other day to 'check in' with me and ask if I had any feedback. besides telling them how pleased I've been with the G4 in…"
Apr 6, 2013
SSD replied to TracyUNCC's discussion 'Dexcom issues for young athlete!' in the group Dexcom Users
"so sorry to hear what your son is going thru. Seems odd that he's had so many failures. totally frustrating I'm sure. While keeping the sensor taped on seems to resolved (btw- thumbs up for opsite flexifix, I do what LukesMom doe, plus I…"
Apr 6, 2013
SSD replied to MikeO's discussion 'CGM and fingerstick use' in the group Dexcom Users
"Yes, I too have seen a significant drop in the number of finger sticks that I'm doing. Very similar to what you're doing in fact. The challenge I have is if I'm rising quickly- that's when I'll see a discrepancy in stick vs…"
Mar 23, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
Learn more about better ways to manage T1DM
Date diagnosed
August 1, 1992
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, CGM

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At 10:59am on December 15, 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 7:05am on December 15, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home SSD!
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:
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 6:41am on December 15, 2012, Marie B said…

hi SSD, welcome to the community! Let me know if you have any questions about us.

At 5:17am on December 15, 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!!!




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