I’ve read quite a few complaints about the G5 connectivity (due to BT) that seems not to be an issue with the G4. Does ANYONE here have good connectivity with a G5 (using the included receiver)? I can’t get a G4 because Medicare is only covering the G5 (as I’m sure you all know. LOL!).
Are there any tips that you can think of that aren’t covered by the various videos and documentation? I sweat a lot (quite active) and have had issues with losing sensors from another company even when using IV3000. I’ve tried Skin Prep, Mastisol, and still had issues when I sweat freely.
Has anyone else here received their G5 through Medicare coverage? I’ve waited many months for the coverage to kick in (following the announcement, and then a false start (re: Liberty Medical). I was excited to hear from Dexcom today that my unit ships out today. My excitement is somewhat tempered by the number of online posts complaining about the G5’s connectivity; hence my question.
Medicare makes quite a big deal about warning users not to use any other device as a receiver or they will lose Medicare coverage. That’s fine if they have restrictions, BUT does it mean that they are privy to the data coming out of the Dexcom? My doctor downloads my meters and pump every visit, so I asked him if he will be downloading the Dexcom as well. His response was “no”. If that holds true, just how would Medicare (or anyone else) get access to the data from my Dexcom?