So, as you may know, I have recently stopped using an insulin pump. The insulin pump that I was using was the 670G. I loved the accuracy of the CGM, but unfortunately, I can’t wear it without using the insulin pump part of the product. Since, I have decided to go back to MDI, I will need to start using a Dexcom as my CGM of choice.
So, for the first time ever, I called a Dexcom rep.
I used a Dexcom for a few months about 8 years ago. I don’t even remember what model it was, but I do remember it was the egg shaped one. I was given the Dexcom for free because of the company that I worked for at the time. I know there have been a lot of changes to Dexcom since then and I never really paid attention to them because I knew that I was a Medtronic user, so I didn’t bother keeping up with the product.
I’ve seen a lot of the great things (Nightscout, AppleWatch, iPhone app, etc.), but I definitely don’t know much about them. I am excited to get caught up on all of the technology and the Dexcom lifestyle.
Teacher Becomes the Student
My niece has been using a Dexcom for over a year now, so it looks like I will now be the student to my brother and sister-in-law who have been learning anything and everything about Dexcom since my niece was diagnosed.
As soon as I made the decision to give up pumping and go back to MDI, I called my local Dexcom rep and explained how I was giving up pumping and he was a bit shocked by my decision to go back to MDI.
He was extremely helpful and got the ball rolling right away. Which, when it comes to my health, I don’t want to wait, I want it now! (Except for the whole losing weight thing, that seems to be something I push off).
It looks like there is going to be a lot more Dexcom related content coming to The Life of a Diabetic.
I have put in the call to Dexcom and submitted my insurance information and now am in waiting mode.
As soon as I know something, you will know something!