The Dexcom (Seven) Warrior - Day 98

Whoa - I was much tanner the last time I gave this Dexcom thing a go. Ahem ... well, my pasty self is trying out the Dexcom again, only rolling with the Seven this time. So far, this is day one. I haven't even calibrating the darn thing yet, as I'm at the tail-end of the two hour calibration period. Since I'm home in my sweatpants, I'm not too bothered by wearing two devices. Tomorrow at work will be more of a test.

 

But my main concern isn't the hardware so much as the results. I want to see this Dexcom thing showing me numbers that are close to, if not spot on, with the results my meter provides. Is that expecting too much? Maybe, but these devices aren't small and they aren't exactly cozytown, so if I'm going to wear this from time to time, it had better be worth it.

 

Updates coming this week, as they happen. But for now ... damn, I need a bit of a tan. ;)

 

April 6, 2008

 

Six Until Me.

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  • Bethany Chamberlin 7y

    The fact that they are not small and its another device is enough for me to not really even be up for getting one even if my insurance company covered one.

    btw - even if you need a tan - I need one far worse! :D
  • Kerri Sparling 7y

    Yeah, I wish it was smaller but ACCURACY is more the issue for me. What's the point if it's not giving the right results? I'll let you know if the ol' Dexcom stands the test of time.
  • Sara Nicastro 7y

    I'm glad you put a note on your belly button or I just would have had no idea what it was!
  • Kerri Sparling 7y

    LOL!
  • handpainter PRO 7y

    I think you skin is a lovely shade (of Irish White!).

    I want to know why they can make an mp3 player the size of a short stack of silver dollars and these things are so huge!!

    And why can't they be BANG on accurate every time?
  • LJ0913 7y

    "Yeah, I wish it was smaller but ACCURACY is more the issue for me. What's the point if it's not giving the right results? I'll let you know if the ol' Dexcom stands the test of time."

    WOW! I had to send this to my wife, she share the EXACT same opinion. I think this is why she still refuses to get on a pump.
  • Scott Kasper Photography 7y

    Good luck with this....we are meeting with the medtronic folks tomorrow to get the CGMS for my two sons....we shall see how it goes....nervous bu hopeful!

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  • Bethany Chamberlin 7y

    Indeed, what's the point if it doesn't give correct results. Definitely. It'll be sweet to hear the results of the test!
  • Tara Marsden 7y

    I did a CGMS trial last year and was told that the CGMS has slightly different results because it is testing intracellular fluid instead of blood... mine was only ever a little bit off though, so it wasn't really a problem...
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