The doc wants me to get a DEXCOM, can I get some feed back about it?

55 Answers

bayird67
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Do it!! It's a game changer.


m.73
Answered 11 months ago    reply

I got a G5 in June. When I see my doctor in a week, I will be recommending any of her diabetic patients should be wearing one. I am pretty confident that my A1C is going to have a healthy drop from a good number last spring. I can see trends, I can exercise harder and see when I should stop due to impending hypoglycemia instead of actually waiting until I am already there and having to treat it with food I should not be eating. I helped my daughter move last month and accidentally knocked it off. I felt lost without it. It is a fantastic product. There are a few downsides... such as getting obsessive about the readings, bumping into things and tearing it off, the insurance aggravation but overall the good outweighs the bad.


m.73
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Oh, and one more downside... if you wear it in a visible spot (mine is on my triceps) after a couple of days the adhesive patch begins to curl and in general just get knarly looking. I wear an overpatch to combat this. I have also learned to carefully remove and replace the patch while not pulling the sensor out to extend the life of the sensor, but don't tell Dexcom this. I got 6 weeks out of my last sensor.

91
Answered 11 months ago    reply

I almost got two weeks. My arm began aching and I thought that was not a good sign, so I removed it.

m.73
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Murayama I had a spot on my abdomen that was like that. I could only think that I must have aggravated a nerve.

91
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Marten, when I took the transmitter and sensor patch, I noticed an area that was scabby and raised, maybe just from the length of time it was on. Almost like having a rubber band too tight on your wrist.

ribsamen
Answered 11 months ago    reply

What part of the body did you have it in Marten

m.73
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Ribsamen I wear my Dexcom on the spot of the indent of my triceps. So if I flex my arm to a straight position, I find the spot where it is closest to the bone but next to the muscle.


karly.v
Answered 11 months ago    reply

I've had mine for 3 months and love it! A1c has improved and I'm finally at the point where I don't find myself checking it every 5 minutes lol


vanbogelen
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Totally worth it! You will love it


ribsamen
Answered 11 months ago    reply

So expensive am the G5 set up. I can get a month out of my Medtronic CGM


91
Answered 11 months ago    reply

I have the AnimasVibe with Dexcom and can get two weeks.


l.kalathas99
Answered 11 months ago    reply

It will be the best decision you ever made for your health. Go to bed and not worry if you're going to wake up. Not really have lows anymore because of the trend arrows. It's wonderful and life-changing.


mariann.c
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Sorry to be out of the loop, but what is a Dexcom?

l.kalathas99
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Continuous glucose monitor.


781
Answered 11 months ago    reply

LOVE it!


k.alvares67
Answered 11 months ago    reply

I’ve had it a little longer for a week and I love it. My numbers are so much better.


pooni92
Answered 11 months ago    reply

I wonder how do u extend if it tells u to change the sensor.... do you recalibrate without removing the sensor as if u put a new one?

91
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Yes, stop sensor without removing and then restart.

pooni92
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Thank


andreassi.g
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Has literally changed my life. Worth every single penny! Just make sure you get the G5


tumbl
Answered 11 months ago    reply

It gves you an internal view versus "feeling" numbers. Wish I had it the first 50 years. It is the future so jump onboard.


lynwoodnewill82
Answered 11 months ago    reply

LOVE IT! Such an incredible help to my diabetes care.


bialas
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Love mine. Husband can see my bs on his phone


wm
Answered 11 months ago    reply

T2. I chose not to do it because I get horrible rashes/skin irritation from just about any kind of adhesive. It was a hard decision That I revisit often. I did get a ONE DROP meter with a subscription for unlimited strips so I can test as much as I want/need. That was a game changer for me.

antionette.g
Answered 11 months ago    reply

I was concern about when I shower. How to cover it.

regena
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Antionette the sensor? No need. It's waterproof

antionette.g
Answered 11 months ago    reply

thank you


maslakowski86
Answered 11 months ago    reply

LOVE it. It allows me to make so much better informed decisions because of so much data (and the ability to spot trends), and it allowed me to cut back from 8-10 MDIs to just 2 (to calibrate) each day. I monitor mine from my Apple Watch and my iPhone.

antionette.g
Answered 11 months ago    reply

do you know if it works with Fitbit

maslakowski86
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Antionette It does not.

marnett94
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Fitbit in the works. Ionic smartwatch. Not sure when it will be available.


wx
Answered 11 months ago    reply

I love my Dexcom G5, it has given me some freedom. I don't always feel my lows and this warns me ahead of time that my bs is dropping so I can make corrections. There were things I wouldn't do before I started wearing it.


nj
Answered 11 months ago    reply

It's awesome and I wouldn't have to extra control I've achieved without the great information it provides.


samual68
Answered 11 months ago    reply

some day hopefully my insurance will cover it. can not wait for that day


reinabrisentine55
Answered 11 months ago    reply

So y'all think Dexcom over Medtronics? Why?

hh
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Right now, we're waiting on the new Medtronic. The supply can't keep up with the demand. We got the runaround for a few weeks until I pressed our rep on it. Not pleased.


taves
Answered 11 months ago    reply

I love being able to pre-treat a potential low blood sugar. It's also great to use when I'm exercising to see where I am without needing to stop and test. It also showed me how I spiked every morning after breakfast and I was able to find out through trial and error how early I needed to prebolus to help with that. I love it and hate the two-hour warm up period when I can't see how I'm trending. I've found that I like using my arms (biceps) since it doesn't hurt as much there and I can restart the same sensor at least two times giving me 14-21 days before needing to insert a new sensor.


marrytrabue40
Answered 11 months ago    reply

I really love it! The one thing I wish I knew before I went to the doctor is they charge your like $100 to read the results so keep that in mind when u go to your doctor after getting it or ask them if they charge extra first! But A1c was consistently a 7-7.5 and got it down to 6.4 still more work to go but it's awesome!

antionette.g
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Thank you for that info, cause for some reason my sugsr got out of control and they just keep on adding more insulin, When I exrcise my BS gose up. So I stopped and now it wont come down. Very frustratted.

marrytrabue40
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Antionette that is frustrating! Hope the dexcom helps some!


samowitz
Answered 11 months ago    reply

My teenage son was hesitant to go on it. Now he never wants to be without it. It gives you such valuable information without needing to poke your finger so often. We can't recommend it enough.


gollman82
Answered 11 months ago    reply

A1C has greatly improved the two years I have had mine...so happy I got mine!


linko97
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Best insights ever into what your diabetes is doing! Such a helpful tool! Can help with being more aggressive with targets. Allows for some peace of mind and grows confidence in the numbers!


mcel
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Don't know how I got by before I had mine. I am hypo-unaware and it has saved my life in more ways than one


bhakta.i
Answered 11 months ago    reply

I just got approved for one as well...cant wait to take the next step! Everyone seems so positive about it. I love that some thing has helped make life easier, more manageable and safer for my fellow diabetics


c.derossett91
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Ok, what is it?


h.filiberto
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Just got a Dexcom CGM after it was approved by Medicare. Medtronic was not approved. So far it seems as if Dexcom has been more accurate.

antionette.g
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Are the going to pay for the (sorry don't know what its called) sensor? i have medicare too. I have to do the foot work on that the doc said.

h.filiberto
Answered 11 months ago    reply

They told me Medicare would pay 80% and that my supplements should pay the other 20%. I have no warning signs at all on lows.


burchill
Answered 11 months ago    reply

I've had mine for almost a year and it has made an amazing difference for me! It keeps a me informed and I can adjust accordingly. It also has alleviated the worry over lows as I set the low alarm to warn me early enough to react before I get symptoms.


65j
Answered 11 months ago    reply

I love mine. It's not perfect, but it's given me so much insight into this disease and how it affects me personally.


k.eskuchen
Answered 11 months ago    reply

I love my Dexcom it’s honestly the best thing that has happened to me since my boys were born. The best part is I don’t have to prick my finger constantly. It took about 2 weeks to make to feel comfortable that the machine was as accurate as my meter and I love it now.


sefcovic.e
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Do it! It changed my life!


j.barners73
Answered 11 months ago    reply

Life changing!


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