I got an email from Dexcom that my Gen4 will ship later this week. I’m very excited but also a little scared. I’ve read great reviews of the Gen4 and also critical reviews.
I’ve been fairly happy with my Dexcom 7+ and have found it to be so much better than the Medtronic system. My biggest problem has been false alerts of lows during the night. I often flatline at a perceived reading of about 60 where I have my low alert set. It wavers at that number down to the built-in alert at 55. So I get alerts all night long when my meter says my BG is about 80-90. I often just shut it down for the rest of the night, but that defeats the purpose of having it.
I called Edgepark to order sensors because I couldn’t find them online. I assume they’ll go through insurance OK because normally my insurance doesn’t care what brand of sensors you order as long as you’ve been approved for them. I’ll keep my fingers crossed on that.
For what is hopefully my last 7+ sensor, I used an arm insertion for the first time. It was easy to do and I’ve read of others having good results with this location.