NHS Dexcom automatic delivery

Hopeful34

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If you're in the UK and your Dexcom is funded by the NHS, how often is it automatically delivered?
 

Art Of Flowers

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If you buy you own Dexcom there is a monthly (3 sensors) or quarterly (9 sensors) subscription. I expect the NHS uses one of those.

I got a 3 month Dexcom subscription for the One+ which renews every 3 calendar months. I was looking at this today. There are 92days between my last delivery in June and the next one is September, so they must assume you use some of the 12hr grace periods to make the sensors last a couple of extra days per quarter, increasing the 9 sensors from 90 days to 92.
 
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h884

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I get Dexcom One on prescription. I simply order it along with my other medications when I require them. I get six at a time

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Hopeful34

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This is why I was asking @Art Of Flowers as I realised I would run out of sensors with March to June dates being 92 days. With Dexcom 6 you don't get any grace period. I rang Dexcom but wasn't sure if it was hospital that triggered delivery or Dexcom.