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Dexcom G5

Discussion in 'Children & Teens' started by diabeticmegxo, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. diabeticmegxo

    diabeticmegxo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wearing dexcom starting from today!
     
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  2. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Cool.
    I'd be interested in reading about your experience.
    I tried the G4 but didn't find it accurate enough but have heard the G5 is more accurate.

    I liked that you get the chance to calibrate the G4 so I was forced to take a finger prick a couple of times a day and was more comfortable with this than the factory setting on the Libre.
     
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  3. phdiabetic

    phdiabetic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    how do you like it so far?
     
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  4. diabeticmegxo

    diabeticmegxo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I did mean to put G4 but I’ve found it good so far
     
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  5. diabeticmegxo

    diabeticmegxo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Really good
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with the Dexcom.
    Great piece of kit.
     
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  7. diabeticmegxo

    diabeticmegxo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou
     
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    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, @diabeticmegxo , glad to see you've got yourself kitted out with cgm! It makes such a difference.

    If you've got a kindle, there's a couple of good books about getting the most out of cgm.

    Sugar Surfing by Stephen Ponder.

    Beyond Fingersticks by William Lee Dubois.

    They both explain in detail why it's so different from the sort of stuff taught on DAFNE.

    For a start, that "only correct at meals" idea goes out the window. With cgm, if you can see the line starting to inflect upwards, check again over 10 to 20 mins to see if the trend is confirmed, it just makes sense to think about a small correction dose there and then to nudge it back into line while still in range instead of needing a big correction at the next meal when you might already be out of range.

    Sure, it might mean a few more shots each day playing it that way, but in the long run, I've found it makes life so much easier just giving little tweaks and nudges to stay in range instead of taking a sledgehammer to it after going out of range.

    Good luck with it!
     
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  9. knipster

    knipster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    are you self funding or is it funded buy the nhs?
     
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  10. diabeticmegxo

    diabeticmegxo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Apologies about late reply, thank you!
     
  11. diabeticmegxo

    diabeticmegxo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It was only for 2 weeks to see how my hypos were because of the lack of hypo awareness. So I didn’t have to pay for it
     
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