I ordered my Dexcom 7plus on Tuesday 6/16/09 and was told I would receive it in 3 days. We shall see, I did see the charge go threw the next day, I’ll let you know.P
ok, Received it today 6/18/09, pretty fast delivery, the next step, is that my Dexcom Advisor is supposed to call me and schedule the first training session (she estimates 40-60 minutes), i’ll let you know when that happens.
received a call from the Dexcom Trainer, who will come to my house for training (less then an hour) between 10:30-11:00 on 6/23/09, she said I should put the receiver on charge the evening of 6/22/09. This is pretty timely. I have read the user guide that came with it twice, and it is pretty straightforward, My only concern, and the reason I want the personal training is how to affix/remove the sensor. I should tell you, that I wanted the insulin pump, but after two blood tests, where the c-peptide came in at 1.1, followed by 2.0, I have given up on the insulin pump, and am going to try gaining control by using the Dexcom 7 Plus… (Medicare part B does not cover CGM in Indiana, so it is all out of pocket costs, I have 4 sensors to start with, and will try to get as much time as possible from them, and save up to buy the next 4).
My trainer was on time, very nice to work with, arrived promptly, and we finished in less then an hour. I had read the manual 2 times, and set the time on the receiver prior to her coming. We jointly set , alerts, (all of them), and whe walked me slowly thru inserting the sensor, and then adding the transmitter, it turned out to be much simpler then I feared. She taught me the stop sensor, start sensor trick that might let me get more then 7 days from the sensor., and I waited the 1.5 hours (not two) for it two request the two fingersticks. I took them both and then entered them, and wallah, my first reading was 105. I don’t know what I expected to see 250, or 70, but 3 hours later, since i haven’t eaten, it has remained steady, if not drifting very slowly downward.I have a diabetic warning necklace that i wear, so i simply slip the receiver over that,and it hangs around my neck, ( I did test it last night sleeping, and it worked ok). Being a side sleeper, I placed the sensor about 4" above and to the right of my belly button, so far so good…