Tuesday, April 15, 2008

All hooked up to the Dexcom

I got hooked up to the Dexcom this morning and I'm totally loving it so far. It's pretty cool seeing the trends (and reporting my blood sugar to all my friends at work).

More info tomorrow as I get more data.


Bernard said...


I think you're going to really like this once you've been using it for a while. Apart from reducing highs and lows, you'll find it's great when exercising. It also makes basal testing much easier.

Plus the software is very informative. Do let us know how it goes for you. Right now I'm on day 15 of a 7-day sensor. That's a record for me. I've had to tape it in place, because the adhesive doesn't last that long for me.

Bernard said...


You can see some ??? readings in the first 24 hours until it settles down. Then you'll see them again as it starts to fail. I generally get 9-10 days out of a sensor, with a restart at day 7.

I usually replace the sensor in the evening and restart it the next morning. That makes the readings better than if I start it immediately. I think the body is fighting it for the first 12-24 hours and that's why you can get erratic readings.

Don't they offer a 30-day money back guarantee? If so, that might be work trying. Trouble is that until you've used these for a while, you can't tell if they're going to work for you.

Any questions drop me an e-mail at bernard . farrell @ gmail(dot)com

dae said...

Hi! I think I know you from Tudiabetes (which I've not accessed for ages). Nice to see your blog! :)

I'm gonna add you to my blogroll shortly too. :)

Good luck with the Dexcom too!

Jess said...

Sweet. Can't wait to hear how it goes. Man, I'm almost feeling left out. Everybody is jumping on the Dexcom bandwagon. From what I hear, it's worth it too.