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Type 1.5 Does Does have/use the dexcom?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Saeeda, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Saeeda

    Saeeda Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Would you like to elaborate on what you’re asking?
     
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    Saeeda Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry that dint type out what I'm asking. Does anyone here have and use dexcom testing kit
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hello @Saeeda I am using the Dexcom G6, it costs £159 a month, you sign up to a contract and are sent supplies each month, I apply it to my tum and insert a transmitter which pings readings every 5 mins into my phone, I have alerts set up for high and low episodes so get a fairly loud alarm if going low, you can share it with other people too so someone else can be alerted. I was using the Libre but frustrated with its inaccurate readings and the fact I wasn't being alerted during the night if I went low or high. This morning I was alerted to going high at 15.5mmol//l at 4.30am and am now sat at 6.7 as I could pump more insulin in, I couldn't do without it now.
     
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  5. Saeeda

    Saeeda Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that reply Juicyj
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    No worries are you thinking of getting it ? You can use the Libre with the Miao Miao for alerts, just depends what your looking for.
     
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    Saeeda Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes Juicj I am. But ive bin told by a couple of family members that they got it free on the NHS. Their diabetes nurse agreed to them having one. I'm wondering if I'd liable. It be great if I am!
     
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