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Dexcom CGM: Do the pros outweigh the cons?
I have been 'pumping' for over a year now and am still very much hesitant to get a CGM. Please comment on your favorite pro and con of the device.
4 Sep 2012
im getting a cgm for the first time on the 7th of August, im super active and am wondering if there are anythings that i should be aware of that can effect the cgm and my activness. any tips on exercise and the cgm would be great:) thanks!
24 Jul 2012
I just got my CGM a few weeks ago, and I've decided its more of a frienemy than anything else. I loved my pump when I switched to it, and was hoping I would love the CGM just as much. I think part of my problem is a quest for perfection, which I believe is nearly impossible with this crazy disease...
21 Jun 2012
Love/Hate Relationship with CGM
My CGM often hurts when I insert it, since the minimed needle is freakin gigantic and the insertion is pretty rickety in comparison to inserting my infusion set. I know that we're waiting for the technology to improve, so I deal. I also have soreness on the third day where I almost count down to...
17 May 2012
Bleeding when I put the Cgm in!!!
I am going to keep this short but I need help! I have gone through about 8 of the needles for Medtronic that you put in to set up the Cgm and I do it by the book every time, I have started to try going softer and hardly touching the inserter to my skin too but then almost none of the needle goes in....
10 May 2012
Where is the best place to wear the sensor?
Getting my Dexcom tomorrow and just wondering where everyone like to wear it and if anyone has any tips, suggestions or advice for me?
3 Jan 2012
CGM for sale
I have a medtronic / minimed CGM I need to get rid of. I used it for about a month and it just wasn't for me. If anyone is interested in buying it please let me know. I had to pay quite a bit out of pocket for it. Any reasonable offer will be considered.
25 Aug 2011
Dexcom Video Blog
Hey all! I recorded my first vlog over the weekend and posted it on my website. I shared a couple of my Dexcom tips on it, in case anyone is interested in watching! http://www.textingmypancreas.com/2011/01/getting-vloggy.html
3 Jan 2011
Guardian® REAL-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring System with REVEL pump
I have had my CGM with minimed for about a month now and *I love it*!!!! My blood sugar control has gotten better and better each day that I monitor my graphs and I have learned which foods do what to my blood sugar and have since eliminated certain things that end up spiking me up and keeping my bg...
15 Oct 2010
Re: How long are CGM warranties?
CC, Six months after being put on the pump (from Medtronic) I was put on a CGM from them. At that time the pump waranty was 4 years (ended in August 2010) and the CGM waranty was 90 days. I still use the same pump and CGM and they both work fine. The CGM has to be re-charged with a AAA battery every...
27 Sep 2010
Re: Can I get some info
Hi Dan, I use the Dexcom SEVEN Plus ( http://www.dexcom.com/ ) and really like it. I've tried a Minimed CGM and found it too bulky for my needs. There is a sensor that you wear (much like an insulin pump site) with a very small wire that stays under your skin. The wire takes glucose readings from...
17 Sep 2010
CGM Resource Website
Hey all, I just found out about a website Dexcom put together "for CGM insight, education, and tools". It looks like there will also soon be a community function, so we can share stories there, too. (Though, I'm not sure I want Dexcom knowing where I put my sensors, etc.... ha.) Thought...
19 Aug 2010
Need honest advice
I've had two different Minimed pumps in the last 15 years. I despise the company and want nothing to do with them. However, because I have a total lack of awareness when my sugars drop and most of the paramedics know me on a first name basis (yes, in THREE different areas... home, work, and general...
25 Feb 2010
Re: pain after insertion
Thanks for the advice! I tried squeezing fat I guess to maximize depth? before inserting it and it seemed to help a lot. The only problem with that is if I am not careful the adhesive seems to pull my skin a little, but not nearly as uncomfortable as before. I am going to try the other ideas too. My...
11 Feb 2010
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