I’m new to this group but just finished a Dexcom Trial today (it was actually an 8+ day trial with good numbers throughout from the same sensor). I was pleasantly surprised with the accuracy, the range of the receiver, and the manual alarm setting. I hadn’t thought I would like the Dexcom due to the limited software on the receiver, the complicated looking insertion process, and the fact that accuracy didn’t look as good and sensor insert looked more complicated as the Navigator.
So now I’m in a dilemma, I see my doctor tomorrow afternoon with the extremely good (usually within 15 points, often within 7 or 8) results of the Dexcom in hand but I had wanted to try all three of the systems before making a decision. I got to try Medtronics and it just did not work for me, period, I’m not going that way. I have not been able to get a Navigator trial and Abbott has really been a pain with contacting me and trying to sell it to me. This worries me because it seems like they’re not trying to sell the product even so I probably won’t get great support when I get on it. They won’t even give me the contact info of my local rep saying they only give that to doctors.
With the good experience I had with the Dexcom I’m considering just going for it and writing off the Navigator completely. Is there anyone with experience with the 7+ and the Navigator who can verify that the Navigator is even more accurate than the 7+? Also, can anyone share any insights as to the insertion of the Navigator and if the extra range in the receiver would make much of a difference for a young adult user? I don’t want to go with the Dexcom just because it was “good enough” but I feel like if I go with it I can be on it by September and I might not even hear back from the Navigator people before September. I’m just not sure what to do now. Any insights would be appreciated.