Dexcom G5


#21

according to the email i got it will be here tomorrow. so ill get myself up and running tomorrow. will have to do the 2 hour calibration again as i just did it for the sensor i have on now. not sure if ill use the app or not. i have it ready to go except for the transmitter info it needs


#22

Yay! You and @Jane16 will be starting on the same day!


#23

:)…i cant wait. ill miss my G4 but its not going to have the same lost feeling as giving up my animas pump


#24

I’m not sure you’ll even know the difference, if you’re not using the phone app. I thought it would be so different and it isn’t. Most likely because I’m not using the share/phone feature either. Where I notice the difference is with the transmitters. They don’t last as long. They do send you two, rather than the one we got with the G4. I watched a video once on how to replace the batteries in the transmitters, but I’ve never tried it myself.


#25

how long do they last anyways? and you watched a video to change the batteries in the transmitters? now i would love to do that


#26

I went and checked my previous G5 transmitters. They averaged 16 weeks. I’ll pull out the G4 (tomorrow when I can get to them) and see how long they lasted.

The video is something else … take a look … it’s with the G4!

Here’s one with the G5


#27

Yup, still the same 2-hour calibration.
If you just use the receiver, then the main difference between the G4 and the G5 is that you only have to test twice a day! ( since you can bolus based off of the G5 reading )


#28

thanks…ill have to do this with my G5 and see if i can make it last longer than 16 weeks


#29

ooo nice…i still check my sugar levels a few times a day anyways. my meter sends the sugar levels to my pump so i like that feature of it


#30

so it looks like ill be getting another contour next meter lol…i already have one with my pump. i was looking at the order on the dexcom website. so ill have everything to get me started. i should get it tomorrow if its overnight. so ill be starting up soon. ill have a name for it soon. i have a thread on help me name my pump and someone suggested to name the CGM as well so i have a poll going on for that. but it will be interesting to see how the new reciever is, etc. so i guess its tomorrow hopefully.


#31

I can also attest to the fact that the G5 app does not use data. The one issue I did run into, though, was how much storage it seemed to require. When I first got it, I had the iPhone with the least amount of storage. I kept getting messages to delete apps/songs/whatever to ensure my dexcom would continue to run. I eventually ended up switching to one with more storage as I couldn’t find anything more to delete.


#32

well at least i have an idea about the mobile app. i know i want to do the share thingy with my best friend so she can see where i am at and if she needs to get me to bring me to the ER…she is my emergency contact for that stuff


#33

my G5 is finally being sent. it is coming from ontario canada. interesting. i thought it would come from the united states. so hopefully it will be here soon. ive been waiting for a while now. almost 2 weeks it seems.


#34

I use the xDrip app - I kind of like it for the following reason. It shows the increase or decrease in mg/dl. This is something I believe I had with the Enlite by Medtronic. I never understood why Dexcom did not show this. Don’t get me wrong - I love it more than the Medtronic sensor. Why is this important? An arrow is an arrow - it really does not tell you much. Is it going up by a lot? a little? Guess no more!

Granted I do not think that xDrip is FDA approved but the readings are scary close to the receiver. It is completely customizeable and is on your phone which i keep with me at most times. To be fair -I also keep the transmitter on me as a backup.

G5 seems more accurate - I am ready for G6


#35

got the latest tracking info from fedex…apparently there is an ontario california where its coming from. i learned something new


#36

I’m using some. Really drains the phone battery.


#37

I hope you are striving for a far lower average bg in a matter of weeks, or a couple of months. Years of high bg’s are going to do irreparable harm. For your sake, don’t become complacent with high bgs.


#38

it hasnt arrived like its suppose to…so my guess it will be on the local truck tomorrow i hope. and fedex havent updated the status…it says today but well its almost 10p so…i just hope tomorrow so i can get myself up and running. using my vibe as the CGM now has been interesting. but im ready to get to use the G5


#39

well i finally got my G5 and setting it up as we speak. i have the 2 hour warmup to go. it was easy to set up. ill just need to tell my diabetic nurse that im all up and running.


#40

Congratulations! This is wonderful news!