dexcom difference


So I have 5 patients on Dexcom – continuous monitoring for diabetes. They are all type 1 patients (but type 2s could use this device too). It has made the hugest difference in terms of almost NO hypos ! Why? Because you see it dropping and you react !

Seems obvious but if you are diabetic you know how @@$$%% awful a low is. And being able to prevent is like a magic trick.

Also a lot less high excursions – you see the trend of it going up and you can exercise, run a temp basal or if really high like >15 do a correction bolus (aiming for not too aggressive otherwise you induce a see-saw pattern we are trying to avoid).

Delighted I am for them as well as all the other patients in the future that is it going to help.

The technology is simply one that works – an amazing little filament with embedded sensor that detects change that is fed into an algoryhtm. It is accurate, hard working, simply a wonderful armentarium in the diabetes tools.dexcom

Can I ask anyone out there to give feedback on their dexcom tips?

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3 thoughts on “dexcom difference

  1. Lisa van der Linden August 3, 2015 at 7:18 am Reply

    Dexcom has been a blessing for us. With Kiara we can now watch her levels every 15 minutes and see how her levels react to different foods. We love watching the pattern that has now developed thanks to Dexcom, before we really battled with Kiara.
    Dexcom has made Diabetes easy!

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  2. Fiona August 3, 2015 at 11:53 am Reply

    Pair this with an amazingly simple easy and discreet Insulin pump and diabetes management is once again a joy not a nightmare !!!!?

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    • Lisa van der Linden August 3, 2015 at 12:13 pm Reply

      Absolutely! Our Accu-chek Inuslin pump and Dexcom work brilliantly together! Kiara’s levels are so much more manageable now!

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