I have been a T1D for over 50 years. Currently on a Medtronic Paradigm pump and Dexcom G5 CGM.
It appears that Xdrip can extend the life of Dexcom sensors (no restarts) and transmitters, make changes to certain Dexcom type features, provides much more information than Clairity and more. I once read that compared to Xdrip, the Dexcom app is a toy so as you can see I am really interested in how to use it and understand the key benefits. Are there Dexcom users here that are willing to explain how to use Xdrip and the benefits that will accrue?
I have a couple of questions that my research thus far has not resolved. For Dexcom users:
Does Xdrip enhance or replace the Dexcom app capabilities on a phone?
Does it enhance or replace the Dexcom Clarity app?
Can Xdrip be used with a Dexcom receiver or does it come with its own receiver box or is it only for mobile phones.
I understand that Dexcom and Xdrip use different algorithms so result in slightly different readings. If you could run Xdrip on your phone and Dexcom on your receiver you would be able to compare readings of both Is this possible?
Can Dexcome users who have no coding experience use Xdrip. How would they go about doing this?
I believe a simple explanation of Xdrip would be extremely helpful to this group so thanks to anyone willing to help.