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When the Dexcom begins to fail.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Dec 28, 2013. 4 Replies

Hello-this is just an FYI if you are using a Dexcom.I was noticing that my Dexcom was off by close to 30 points for the past week. Then it happened the unit told me my battery was dying. It was a…Continue


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Terry and katie are now friends
Mar 20
katie commented on Clare's blog post 'More things I have learned.'
"Please keep fighting the fight. You are my hero!"
Mar 20
katie commented on Mom's blog post 'Frustration on using the Dexcom CG Monitor'
"Mom, Is your daughter on TuDiabetes? Please ask her to join or ask her to look at these postings with you. We can help her out. I love my Dexcom, but I'm not on a pump...yet. I'm on pens. Please let her know that we are like her with…"
Mar 20
katie commented on Clare's blog post 'More things I have learned.'
"Clare, you are my role model. Now I need an Omnipod. I was really wanting you to be at the Unconference because you have helped me out so much. Thank you for posting and 5.8 is amazing."
Mar 20
katie replied to Bob Martin's discussion 'Actual Life of the G4 Receiver' in the group Dexcom Users
"Okay I think I really did burn my unit up."
Mar 9
katie replied to Bob Martin's discussion 'Actual Life of the G4 Receiver' in the group Dexcom Users
"My Receiver just melted (I think) on me this last Thursday evening. I'd had it since December 2013. It was strange how it died or I'm guessing melted. It was hot to the touch. I just paid $495 for a replacement. Dexcom was curious why I…"
Mar 9
katie replied to Terry's discussion 'System check passed?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I've had it happen twice now, but I've not called Dexcom."
Feb 16
katie commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Thanks for the photo. That looks really good. I attempted to re-tape mine, but it looks messy. Good thing I'm wearing long sleeve shirts. Four weeks and looking good. I hope to travel soon too and I always wear my CGM. I have your other issues…"
Jan 11
katie commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Bowie/CGM is your buddy now and really needs to go with you on your vacation especially since you have hypos. Bowie will help you to stay alive. If your Dexcom has good readings, keep it in. I've not been able to get three weeks out of mine.…"
Jan 11
katie might attend Emily Coles's event

The Diabetes UnConference at Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

March 13, 2015 to March 15, 2015
What is an “unconference”? How is The Diabetes UnConference different from other diabetes conferences?Traditional conferences focus on a group of experts or panels to share information with an audience, with a question and answer period at the end. The agenda and tracks are set well in advance. Participants may have to choose between sessions, so that if they attend one presentation, they’ll miss another. There is very limited time to participate in group discussions between participants and…See More
Dec 22, 2014
katie joined The Diabetic Welfare Queen's group

Hypothyroid Diabetics

A group for Diabetics of all types, who also have Hypothyroidism, seeking knowledge, support, and empowerment.
Nov 9, 2014
katie replied to Aussie's discussion 'Blacking out' in the group Dexcom Users
"I blacked out and survived. I don't know the number because I was out. This was before CGM's. The CGM has saved my life. I almost passed out while driving on Tuesday. I was in my 20's. The low hit me hard. You don't want to black…"
Aug 29, 2014
katie commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Great Video!"
Jul 22, 2014
katie commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Hummingbird, My sister went to her Endo and he had NO idea how to do any thing with the Dexcom. He called Dexcom and my sister met with one of their field reps. who helped her out. My first experience was a scene out of "I Love Lucy." I…"
Jul 22, 2014
katie replied to Krztina's discussion 'Do you get your transmitter (the part that goes on the body) every 6 months or wait till it runs out?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Dexcom called me to tell me my transmitter was going to die soon. Oh you are not kidding about the ??? and bad readings and complete failure. That was all in one day. Then I stopped everything and did a restart. Now it works intermittently. My…"
Jul 7, 2014
katie replied to Nell's discussion 'Sleep issues' in the group Living Alone with Diabetes
"Hi Nell, I have problems sleeping alone. I sleep with my computer and light on at this point due to a ptsd issue. You could ask your Dr. about sleeping aids and take half of whatever she/he suggest. I was on a pill that kept me up, wired with a…"
Jun 16, 2014

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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?
I hope to learn from my peers
Date diagnosed
October 25, 1974
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, CGM, Diet and Exercise

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At 2:46am on October 27, 2013, Michael said…

Hi Katie just read your comment on the thirty year set and had to think that all of the Drs that said much the same as yours though with out the yelling are now dead. Wich is to say that as educated as the Drs are they don't know it all. Sorry for your struggles but keep working at it. Each day has its struggles and its rewards. Take care. Michael.

At 9:04pm on March 18, 2012, jrtpup said…

Katie, so sorry to hear about your sister. I'm glad you sent her here! Hope you've had a chance to explore a bit.

At 6:59pm on January 20, 2012, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 10:25am on January 20, 2012, catlover said…

Hi katie- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 9:29am on January 20, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

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At 5:12am on January 20, 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 5:04am on January 20, 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!!!

At 7:15pm on January 19, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home Katie....
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, 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:
Take care....and keep in touch!




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