Dexcom Users?

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Hi...starting on my Dexcom G6 Friday after 2+ years on Medtronic 670G CGM. I'm very excited about some of the features including being able to monitor on Iphone/smart watch and sharing. I also used the Medtronic 670G for insulin delivery, but after many issues with it, including multiple pumps, different infusion sets, training, etc I just cannot make it work for me, so I asked my doctor if I could do insulin regimen instead and she has me on Humalog & Tresiba...good numbers so far...hope it continues...my last 2 A1C's were 11.1 and 10.3 so hoping for 8 or less in May!

Any helpful hints/warnings/anything you'd like to throw at me regarding any of this?

Posted about 1 month ago
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Hi! I recently switched from Medtronic as well. I've been using the G6 for about two months. I find it very user friendly - my only tip is to make sure you don't lay on it when you sleep. This can cause false low readings, aka "compression lows"

Posted about 1 month ago
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Thanks...I would've never thought of that...was going to try just using my phone but also am thinking about getting an apple watch so i can be wearing the device instead of it being on the night stand in case that matters

Posted about 1 month ago
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Yes, I use my iPhone and Apple watch! I don't wear the watch when I sleep - I'm a very light sleeper, so the phone wakes me on my nightstand. But wearing the watch overnight is a great idea if you would sleep through phone alerts.

I think I was unclear about the compression lows - what I meant is to make sure you don't lay on the sensor when you sleep. For example, I've seen people say they like to wear the sensor on their outer thigh. I sleep on my side, so outer thigh would definitely have me lying on the sensor at night.

Posted about 1 month ago