After i posted this comment a couple days ago,(attached) i got to thinking…I really do wish i worked as a consultant for Dexcom-- in fact i am so interestd in how they receive and ask for user feed back - i emailed their HR department and asked in short - "I am wondering what Dexcom does to get user feedback? Is there a form or feedback mechanism in place? Do you have a user consultant group? "
There are many silly little things about Dex that could be enhanced. I am not talking about things like the lag time with meter reads vs CGM reads—i am talking about things like.
as mentioned in the attachment
Allow for a second high alarm - this way you can set one to notifiy you, for example, if you bolused enough, soon enough, etc—say 160 or 180—and then set a second for 250 or 270 so if you did make a critical error in insulin intake, carb counting - you dont have to find out when you are 400. (i am desensitized)
Add a 24 hour graph - to me that is better than the 1 hour.
If you are not going to allow for manual calibrations - at least shorten the connector cable to 5 inches. Obviously a manual calibration would be nice…nicer would be the ability to ‘beam’ the results from meter to Dex. (so futuristic—no wait, no it is not, MM does that already)
Add ability to set low alarm and high alarm timing - MM also does this - for the alarms you can set it to re-alert you if you are still low in 20 minutes or 1 hour or whatever.
—i am sure i have more…but i have to get to a meeting now…please add yours… if i get a reply for Dexcom i will see if some of us can get involved in user feedback sessions.
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