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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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Jim replied to katie's discussion 'When the Dexcom begins to fail.'
"The transmitter is not rechargeable. It seems that with the extended range of the G4 transmitter the life of the battery took a hit over the previous Seven. My G4 battery made it 1year then died. With the seven I was going on 2 years with no issues."
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Terry replied to katie's discussion 'When the Dexcom begins to fail.'
"Is this the Dexcom G4 rechargeable receiver battery that you're referring to here? Or are you referring to the transmitter battery in this post?"
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katie replied to katie's discussion 'When the Dexcom begins to fail.'
"Diana, Thanks for this information. I will go check on the transmitter status now."
Dec 27, 2013
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When the Dexcom begins to fail.

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 message I've never seen before. You can see when your battery is running low, but not dying.It happened again this morning.According to Dexcom I have about two weeks left with my unit. It's been a great instrument for me. I will miss it.I hope to get a new one before this one totally fails on me.See More
Dec 27, 2013
Michael left a comment for katie
"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…"
Oct 27, 2013
katie commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"I want to be like Shoshana. I think it was you who I talked about on my radio show.I didn't have a name at the time."
Oct 23, 2013
katie commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"I was diagnosed in 1974 by my best friend...this month. My first Dr. would yell at me and turn red in the face at every appointment. I told my mother how awful I felt about seeing him and that I was a bad diabetic. He said you will,here is the list,…"
Oct 23, 2013
katie commented on Nell's group 'Living Alone with Diabetes'
"Hi Gaby, I had the same problem and almost died several times. The G4 has saved my life. hypo-unawareness is just awful and I hate it. My cat woke me up once, but I cannot count on her while I'm driving. G4 is the lifesaver. Be sure to set your…"
Aug 12, 2013
katie replied to Amy's discussion 'I'm loving my G4' in the group Dexcom Users
"really. That's amazing."
Jul 19, 2013
katie commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"I had the same problems and Clare recommended KT Tape. It works for me."
Apr 30, 2013
katie replied to Zoe's discussion 'Support Needs' in the group Living Alone with Diabetes
"I believe my carb counting could be much better and creating a better meal plan and sticking to it would help. I don't have a pump...yet."
Apr 20, 2013
katie replied to Zoe's discussion 'Support Needs' in the group Living Alone with Diabetes
"Thanks and I did survive this weird low. I'm amazed I'm still alive after all the lows I've had in my life. I try to avoid them, but they happen due to miscalculations on my part. It's much harder for me now that I'm getting…"
Apr 20, 2013
katie replied to Zoe's discussion 'Support Needs' in the group Living Alone with Diabetes
"It's so hard to live alone with diabetes-Type 1 non-warning hypoglycemic. Zoe I did what you mentioned about having a low the other night and wondering if I should call 911 on myself. I wanted someone to just be there to make sure I wasn't…"
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Living Alone with Diabetes

Individuals with diabetes who live alone face the usual complex self-management challenges that all PWDs face. Living alone, however, brings additional challenges. Only a few are noted here. Some "aloners" (new term?) face personal and medical safety issues with hypo unawareness, acute illnesses (who makes the chicken soup for flu?), and injuries, to name a few. Some may run higher than desired BGs during sleep to avoid a hypo reaction. There are unique challenges with planning, prepping, and…See More
Apr 20, 2013

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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
October 25, 1974
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7.3
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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.
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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
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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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