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I do have a question though… what do you use over the sensor (as I see in the picture above)?
Leighann – I never thought about how the increased range could allow a parent to keep it with them overnight. While I thought the transmitter size was NOT going to be an issue, I have found it to be a rather big one since I’ve had a couple rip off due to it catching on things. With regards to Mac compatibility, everyone has to remember that they are dealing with the FDA, so that adds a layer of complexity only god knows how thick it is. I met with folks from Dexcom last year and re-emphasized the issue with the vertical scale. Great review and I have the same thoughts as you with comparing the Dexcom to Medtronic With my daughter. This comparison should be removed from the Internet ASAP; it is completely antiquated and comes off as an employee of dexcom.
In short not speaking against Dexcom just saying this article is antiquated as a new CGM, the S light from Minimed is out, has painless insertion -Yes it is painless and performs extremely well. Again, no mention of Dexcom CGM OUTPERFORMING the Minimed CGM sensor as it pertains to better control of long term blood sugars is irresponsible by the original author! The Diabetes Media Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit media organization devoted to informing, educating, and generating community around living a healthy life with diabetes.
Diabetes testing machines used to be big bulky contraptions that could only be found in a medical laboratory or a doctor’s office. These are small enough to be held in the palm of the hand, as a matter of fact many of them are so small that they can be put in a case with extra test strips, calibration solution, lancets and alcohol wipes and still not take up much more room than a man’s wallet.
The days of AAA batteries are gone for most diabetes testing machines, the newest will run for an amazing length of time on small round watch batteries, and they are designed to warn you if the battery begins to run low. The diabetes testing machines also take far less blood than was needed in days past, and this has really decreased the discomfort of those who need to check their blood sugar many times daily.
Perhaps the best thing about diabetic testing machines is that some machine manufacturers and some insurance companies will provide the machines free of charge to the eligible patient. Diabetes testing machines provide a valuable service for millions of diabetics each and every day, and the machines of today are unsurpassed in reliability, ease of use and best of all attainability. This entry was posted in Artificial Pancreas and tagged Artificial Pancreas, diabetes on July 28, 2013 by mykpp. Since our family of three diabetics recently changed insurance, we had to start using new blood sugar testing meters. This entry was posted in Diabetes Journal and tagged Accu-Chek, blood sugar meter, diabetes, Freestyle Lite, insurance, One Touch on March 7, 2013 by mykpp. This entry was posted in Tips & Ideas and tagged 5K, cami bra, cellular phone, gym, runner, sports bra, workout on February 19, 2013 by mykpp.


The pharmacist greets me at the drive-thru window with my varied collection of bags when he sees my car in the line. However, last month my husband started a new job with new health and prescription coverage. After I returned to my pharmacy, I made everyone wait behind me while I meticulously updated everyone’s medical information in my family.
This entry was posted in Tips & Ideas and tagged app store, carb counting, diabetes, facebook, google+, pinterest, resolutions, social media, twitter, You Tube on January 16, 2013 by mykpp. Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. Comparison of a few glucose meter with their ISO 15197 version 2003 and 2013 published studies. Contact the seller- opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your location. Before that, I used the Minimed CGM with my Minimed pump for about two and a half years, so I come to the Dexcom not as a new user or a familiar user, but as an experienced user with allegiance to another manufacturer. The insertion device requires a slow, gradual insert, which is sort of strange, but arguably preferable to the single-button-push approach.
I have been using the Dexcom sensor for almost two months; my first sensor, on my back, lasted about 9 days. Switching over to the Dexcom G4 Platinum, I worried about the extra burden of yet another device, but two months in, it hasn’t been that bad.
The fake scroll wheel (designed to look like the patented Apple scroll wheel, I presume) is actually made up of five buttons. I don’t know because when I went to the website to sign up and log in to upload my data, I saw instead a link to download the Dexcom software. However, I would be willing to put money on the bet that the percentage of Mac users among CGM users is much higher, since you’re selecting for a higher-income, more-comfortable-with-new-technology population.
It is incomprehensible to me that after so much time, money, and effort is put into building a device, Dexcom would embarrass themselves so spectacularly with the software. I actually used Bootcamp to install Windows on my old Mac this past week in anticipation of our endo appointment and all it did was confirm to me how clunky Windows is.
The Medtronic harpoon device scared my daughter to the point that I could only put on a sensor while she was sleeping…and thoroughly numbed. I’m a software developer, tech-geek extraordinaire and I’m soooo jealous of your computer setup! I use Linux at work and (unfortunately) I have a Windows computer at home, but am hoping to buy a MacBook within the next year. Very much love how you look at the irony of Apple-imitation, yet it doesn’t work on Macs.
Then you get into iterations of software for both Windows AND Mac and now you have an even bigger headache. I’ve been using the Medtronic CGM for two years, and every so often I think about switching. I told them that once my blood sugar was over 300ish I didn’t really need the graph, just the value and arrows. From looking at the internals of their installed software it’s clear they used a lot of Windows functionality to implement it.
My biggest thing with the older Dexcom was it was big and she was already wearing a pumbrand would leave the Dexcom transmitter in her room or somewhere, so we had no data. Nowadays, however, the most common place to find diabetes testing machines is in the home of those afflicted with diabetes. Though most diabetes testing machines still require test strips, and finger pricks, they have come a long way from what they were a few years ago. This has made the latest technology available to thousands who would otherwise have been unable to afford it. Are you a pumper that is keeping track of the progress of this revolution in diabetic care?
23rd, I realized how odd it is that we never mention how handy our Women’s cami bra is for working out.
AgaMatrix® White Paper: Performance of the AgaMatrix Presto® Advanced Blood Glucose Monitoring System. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. The worst kind of user for a company, in many ways — so, while others have done a great job reviewing in detail the new Dexcom G4 Platinum, I will focus on my experience with the new device as compared to what I have come to expect based on the Medtronic Minimed system. Further, because the insertion device and sensor are so reasonable, I am able to wear the CGM places other than my abdomen, which I was terrified to even try with the Minimed. After two years with the Minimed, I had gotten pretty used to its quirks, and could often tell when it was likely to reflect my blood glucose well, and when it was likely to be off.


The receiver was designed to look Apple-y, and it’s fun to show off the color plot of my blood glucose values to all my (admittedly geeky) friends.
These buttons are sort of hard to press correctly because they are all connected and give no tactile feedback when pressed.
The Dexcom, however, obscures those values– I can see the most recent read, the plot of dots, and an arrow, but not previous reads. This, however, is a problem inherent in the way CGMs are currently built, and may require new technology that relies on alternate sources of glucose to fix. That was exciting to me — I am an engineer and analyst by trade, and so I love graphs and numbers and statistics. Between work and home, I have 32 GB of RAM, 5 TB of space (500 GB solid state!), and sixteen processors. Even Minimed had (after some time) a multi-platform web app– it was a crappy web app with Java applets, but it was at least a web app.
Further, if you know you only have the resources to maintain one type of software, there is no reason not to build a web application in this day and age.
Maybe this is part of the reason why they bought Sweet Spot – so they could put it all online and perhaps make it both more easily Mac and PC compatible. I also suggested that the value above the graph should remain on the right, like the Dexcom 7+.
There are some libraries available to emulate parts of this functionality on other platforms, I really hope they do this soon. The G4 is much better with larger range but I do like having the Medtronic integrated with the pump. Some of the new machines even feature a USB plug so that the patient can plug them into their computer and download the glucose readings; this makes it possible chart, track, and trend blood glucose readings with just a few clicks of the mouse.
If you missed the article last month detailing the work being done on the software (control algorithm) part of the artificial pancreas project, then follow the link below to Medical News Today to learn more. Even after more than two years with the Minimed system, every time I inserted a new sensor, I would stand there for a few minutes, mentally convincing myself that it wouldn’t be that bad, and that the pain was worth it, before finally pressing the button to send the giant need into my abdomen. Thus far, I have worn the Dexcom on my lower back (worked all right, but sub-optimally; it was prone to getting knocked and jostled off) and my arm (works capitally). I am still learning these things for the Dexcom, but the default behavior of the Dexcom seems much more sensitive to changes in my blood glucose. Sometimes I press, wait for a few seconds for the screen to come on, and then realize I apparently didn’t press hard enough or in the right place. The arrows are helpful, but I want a more fine-grained evaluation of my slope, and I can’t get that with the Dexcom. I have access to three compute clusters, and I could spin up an infinity of Amazon EC2 instances if I needed them.
In a few months, the new Minimed Enlite may be a competitor, but the Dexcom is pretty darn good today. I also am frustrated that from what I’ve seen from their upcoming Sweet Spot software (the company they acquired last year to create a web-based data app), they still are not taking user concerns into account.
Yes, the insertion of the Minimed sensor was short of torture; but the temporary discomfort Is well worth the main point of stabilizing long term blood sugars. Platten, Accuracy of self monitoring blood glucose systems in a clinical setting: application of new planned ISO- standards. Sasse, Accuracy study of blood glucose monitoring systems: Evaluation of the TRUEresult, OneTouch Ultra2, Ascensia Contour, FreeStyle Freedom Lite. This ability to move the sensor around opens up my abdomen, which was getting bruised and scarred to the point of not being usable.
Beyond style, though, this means that the device is small and light, and I can carry it in my pocket. So I’ve been REALLY TEMPTED to switch up to the G4 and even go with another someday-Dex-compatible pump.
Or at the very least allow me to see the actual past values– but to give me a difficult-to-interpret graph and no numbers? I was also on a call with their CEO where Bernard (along with me and some other people) raised these same concerns. The sensor is worn for 6 days; I’m not going to comptmise my health by wearing it any longer! I also wonder if there is a reason that the one button press to get the screen going doesn’t always work. While she uses the difficulty of usb cover as the reason why it is often left open, while it isn’t easy, I question her memory more.




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