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Called a Dexcom Rep

The Time I Called a Dexcom Rep

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.

Calling Dexcom

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

Dexcom Integrations
Photo Courtesy of Dexcom

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!

One thought to “The Time I Called a Dexcom Rep”

  1. Chris, I really liked using my Sexi Dexi. I predict a short learning curve and great stickers. Watch the You Tube videos about application on the arm. that rocks. I only ever used mine on my arm and I loved it. I suggest you go that way. Watch the video by Diabetes Danica (but there are others) to learn how.

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