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Welcome! Glad you found us. :slight_smile:

Are you saying you just received a Dexcom system for the first time? What are you researching regarding it? Maybe I can direct you to some answers.

I used an older version last year during a Insuline research study I was in. It was my first exposure to CGMs and I only had it for about 6 weeks. This one I received about 2 weeks ago is the G6. I was just trying to research about how accurate it was and if people actually used it to completely replace testing. The older DexCom I had during my Insuline study I had to still finger prick test often.

Found some good basic info, seems like I will just need to test for Lows, but most everything else including trends it will help me keep an eye on.

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My son just started the G6 a couple of weeks ago - maybe only a week. He’s been a dexcom user for nine years. So far we are finding it very accurate and that it’s hard to break the finger stick verification habit. It was astounding to see it start up with no calibration at all. Very cool!

Welcome to all newbies. Enjoy this great community. LOL!

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Hello! The name’s Kate and I am so glad to have found this site!! I am recently diagnosed Type 1 and also expecting baby #4, so to say my life is a bit up in the air right now would be putting it lightly.

My A1C is 8.4 which is worrisome. We are working on getting me a pump fingers crossed and I heard baby’s heartbeat last week!

I’m a coastal Alabama native, mom, wife, hairstylist, and author! <3

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@lkfarlow Congratulations, Kate! How exciting to be expecting your fourth child!

Welcome to tudiabetes :slight_smile:

Here’s hoping your quest for an insulin pump comes through … I’ll cross my fingers for you too!

Thank you so much!!

Glad you found us! Congrats on number four!

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Hi, my name is Naomi. I found this forum through a thread that came up in a Google search.

I have been type 1 since my diagnosis in 1991.

Somehow I’ve been fortunate enough to survive my lackadaisical diabetes caretaking (doc used to tell me I’d be dead by 25 when I was a kid!)

I never thought I’d be able to have kids. But I’m fed up with never.

Am really starting to reconsider a lot of things I thought I wanted or not.

I still inject with syringes and am on novorapid and Lantas.

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Thank you Lorraine!!

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HI :slight_smile: I’m new to this forum, but not so new to diabetes, I was diagnosed 7 years ago, with type 2. I’ve had my ups and downs over the years, and try to do the best I can. I know I’m not perfect with medications and insulin, but I putter along. I’m a mom to a 16 year old son, and a 10 year old girl. My husband is very supportive and is great at reminding me about pill times :slight_smile: I have hit a bit of a down-slide lately, and it would be great to be chatting with others who are on the same roller coaster. Yes, I feel like I am on a permanent roller-coaster. It’s nice to meet new people, who have similar issues going on.


Just found this site randomly on google searching for dexcom/medtronic stuff.
I am type 1 for 18 years, I am also an optometrist and spend lots of time talking with patients about diabetes.
I use the 670G and the guardian 3 sensor, just got my first pump in feb 2018 and still adjusting to it, I love the sensor readings really able to see how food and snacks affect me now, I did MDA for 17 years with r/nph and then lantus when it came out.

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We all feel like we are on a roller coaster ride at times, Welcome to the community

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Hi Jonathan, We are glad you have found us.

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Hi! I have been diagnosed T2 now for about 5 years. Currently I take Levemir 2 times in a 24 hour period, and I eat lo carb so I don’t get many rises during the day. My journey has been difficult, not so much with the disease itself, but with the medical community I have had to deal with. I am sure most of you have had to endure that as well. I am married, have 7 (total from me and hubby) children, 15 grandchildren and 1 g-grandbaby. Oh, and I can’t forget my 2 worthless dogs, who basically rule my life. I joined this forum to learn from all of you ways I may better handle my diabetes. Thanks for having me!

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If it’s OK, I’ll cut and paste my ‘About Me’ here. I’m so glad to have this forum as a resource! You all ROCK!

My name is Chrissy. I have four great kids, two grandkids, and after losing my spouse 2 1/2 years ago, was recently married to one of the sweetest men ever.

I started riding a motorcycle because God told me I needed to learn about courage. At the time, I wondered why I would need such an object lesson. Shortly after that, I was told I had diabetes T2. I went through all the stages… denial, grief, research, then acceptance. For the most part, I handled it with diet and exercise, Metformin and Glipizide. After my husband was killed, my life turned upside down and stress took its toll. In spite of my best efforts, my BS climbed dangerously higher and higher. After reading this forum, I felt relieved to find others like me who use insulin to control what seemed an impossible task. I’m happy to say that my numbers are going down slowly and I feel better about me. Thanks to this community, I’m not alone and feel your support. Thank you so much for being here for me. I hope I can be of help to someone and pass it forward. :slight_smile:

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