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Offline Dr DeEath

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Dexcom CGM
« on: 26 June 2017, 06:22:04 PM »
When I followed the link in the thread about hypoglycemia posted about an hour ago I saw mention of the above device. It is quite a few years since I looked into CGM and at that time the devices were somewhat crude and unreliable. Does anyone use one of the current devices and how do they find it? I can not help but think that I might be able to fine tune my diabetes control. With everything that has gone on this year this must be a good idea!
T1 for over 50 years.  MDI on Porcine insulin.  Lisinopril and Atorvastatin.

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Re: Dexcom CGM
« Reply #1 on: 26 June 2017, 06:51:23 PM »
Dr DeEath ~

I have been fortunate to have used the Dexcom CGM since 2007.  I have hypo-unawareness and the Dexcom has been useful in helping me monitor that condition.  It is also useful in monitoring the basal pattern with my insulin pump.  Some doctor offices here in the US have these systems for 'trial' so patients can see whether or not they feel they would benefit from having such a system.  You may want to consult with your doctor and learn how he/she feels about this system.  It is expensive but worth the cost to me.  The accuracy of the Dexcom has improved substantially since its beginning and sometimes now the reading from the Dexcom will also match the reading from my blood glucose monitor.
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Tandem Tslim pump Oct 2015
Dexcom G4 CGM Sep 2007
A1C 6.5%~ Sep 2017

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Dexcom CGM
« Reply #2 on: 27 June 2017, 06:50:23 AM »
Damn, wrote a long reply and just lost it.


Basically it's very hard to get CGMs funded in the U.K. And they are still quite expensive, although one member here that I know of does self-fund.


You might want to look at the Abbott Freestyle Libre device which is more affordable.  It's not yet funded in the U.K. Although clinical trials are being conducted to this end.  I have been involved and will be taking part in another next week.  See https://www.freestylelibre.co.uk/libre/
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Re: Dexcom CGM
« Reply #3 on: 27 June 2017, 06:52:17 AM »
PS. Search the forum for CGM there have been lots of discussions and one one thread at least detailed ratings were given.  Lucy did a lot of research.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Offline Dr DeEath

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Re: Dexcom CGM
« Reply #4 on: 27 June 2017, 01:21:17 PM »
Thanks for the information. When I looked at the Libre device just now the sensors (14 day life) looked expensive but then I realised that compared to the cost of strips when testing many times a day they are on. Further investigation needed...
T1 for over 50 years.  MDI on Porcine insulin.  Lisinopril and Atorvastatin.

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Re: Dexcom CGM
« Reply #5 on: 27 June 2017, 08:17:26 PM »
agree with patti on the libre..... I use one intermittently ( cost is a factor ) and it deffo helps in seeing trends and making adjustments .
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014

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Re: Dexcom CGM
« Reply #6 on: 27 June 2017, 08:32:09 PM »
I use dexcom g4 with xdrip (diy way of receiving data instead of buying a receiver)
My costs are

£51/month for 1 sensor. They're licensed for 7 days each but i reuse to get 4-5 weeks per sensor
£260 transmitter - licensed 6 months but most people seem to get a year from it. Can replace batteries after as a diy job but i've not got that far yet as only been using since sometime around middle of last year so batteries not run out yet.
£40 one off android phone
£60 one off xdrip kit

My hypo awareness used to be questionable but is currently excellent after treating at 5 for a while.
Type: Lucy. A1C 44 / 6.0% Jan17.
Lantus, Victoza and Apidra. Metformin XR, Bisoprolol (for SVT). Dexcom G4 with xdrip and nightscout.

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Re: Dexcom CGM
« Reply #7 on: 28 June 2017, 05:26:01 PM »
I'm using Freestyle Libre for holidays and for 2 weeks each month (if I can afford them). Has helped me reduce bolus insulin and the time the use of it according to the meal being eaten. My Gp said use as I start to eat but for breakfast I now inject 20/30 minutes before eating and so reduced spikes. Love the freedom I feel it gives me (still blood test before driving), I have one at the moment on the front of my thigh which although not the approved place to wear it, it seems more accurate and less vulnerable to knocks, not that I have ever had one come off.
Jenny
Dx Type 2 in October 2004

Meds currently - Ramipril (10mg), Lantus, Novorapid, Forxiga & Fenofibrate



HbA1c @ Dx 12.3 - lowest it has been 5.4 - most recent 80 (9.3)

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Dexcom CGM
« Reply #8 on: 28 June 2017, 08:30:39 PM »
I saw your post in the FB Libre group Jen.  Glad it is helping you.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Re: Dexcom CGM
« Reply #9 on: 28 June 2017, 11:14:21 PM »
Great Jen!
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Dexcom CGM
« Reply #10 on: 12 November 2017, 11:33:37 PM »
dr deeath -- have you further considered using the libre ??
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014