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xdrip for dexcomg4

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Layah2013, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Layah2013

    Layah2013 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hi im thinking of getting the xdrip system to run alongside the dexcom g4, has anyone got this already and has anyone got the new xdrip called the parrakeet that runs with a sim card in it so you dont need an android device to be near it. i was wondering which one to get as the parrakeet sound really good but dong know of anyone that has used it yet, any advice appriciated please
     
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    katmcd Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No advice but following. I'm also wondering why Xdrip is needed with the dexcom CGM so I'll be interested to hear people's replies!
     
  3. GrantGam

    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Xdrip (the kit, not the app) is required for use of the G4 with an Android smartphone. It also means there is no need for purchasing the receiver as well.

    In terms of the G5 system, using the xDrip app prevents the G5 transmitter automatically shutting down after three months.
     
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