My daughter started using the Dex in October 2013, so we are out of warranty and eligible for a new receiver. I know the transmitters only last a year on average, but I'm curious to know how long the receivers last.
My quandary is this: our health plan and deductibles start over again March 1. Since we are out of the warranty period, I could get a whole kit - receiver + transmitter - for only $172, before the end of the month. Then next month we would be eligible for the free upgrade to the Share receiver. But it would be a pediatric receiver without 505 software version.
I spoke at length with Dexcom reps the other day, and when our inside sales rep called me back to give me the price for the kit, she said our ped endo could request the adult receiver with 505 software and she emailed the letter of medical necessity to me.
I forwarded this to our endo's office and they faxed it back to Dexcom, apparently with the special request. Today I got a call from our regional sales rep chastising me for requesting the adult receiver. He made me feel like a child who had purposefully and knowingly done something wrong! He said they can't ship the adult ones to kids anymore because they are not approved for peds.
So I don't know whether to keep our current receiver, download the 505 software and go with Nightscout, or get a new pediatric receiver and go with Share.