Thank you, Dexcom

Thank you, Dexcom, for saying that the data I collect from my own body, with my own blood, at my own expense, belongs to me. I believe Dexcom is the only medical manufacturer that takes that position. I really can’t thank them enough. They are the only ones that I know of that allow me the freedom to really look at my data and own the analysis. There is real and rare value in a company that demonstrates that level of honesty.

actually, with your own interstitial fluid; not “my own blood”. :slight_smile:


Ahhh, @Dave44 , that just doesn’t sound as romantic. Use your artistic license to help me make the argument that I should get access to ALL the data. Need help. All I’ve been able to come up with so far is that signals that broadcast through the air are legal to listen to. Cell phone - Legal to listen to. Hard line phone - you need a warrant. But that’s not even always true…gotta do better than that!

Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986

Fun Reading

But, thats not true when we use Wireshark. Right??? We aren’t allowed to use Wireshark to easedrop. Its all soooo confusing. I need to read that Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

I was despairing all day since my professor said I couldn’t do my project. But, I thought of something better that seems less illegal. Happy, happy, happy.

Perhaps you can use the Act against the DMV :wink:

I love my Dexcom too. Lots of shared feelings there.


I have no idea what you are looking for.

The blood tests belongs to you, but if someone else is collecting the data and compiling it, they are doing the work. They are the ones putting it into a format that you can read. They paid for the software to be created and developed.

You can write and create a great piece of literature, but if you are using Microsoft Word to type it all up, you still have to pay for the software to use it.

Maybe I am not understanding what you are asking for. Please clarify.

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This is a real issue with regard to health privacy. Related thread here:

openOffice. openOffice, my friend. I’m sick of word. Too much functionality. Too much hassle.
I just :heart_eyes: my Dexcom G4. Simple. Sweet. No need to mess with something that’s clean and perfect as is. (Although, I fully recognize that some people really feel like they need added functionality, and the fact that G5 worked with the freeware community to achieve that is great for them.) Dexcom is ‘culturally’ fantastic.

I don’t do anything with my Dexcom except push the button at night when it beeps and wakes me up from a low. That is all I ever do with it. I don’t download anything or upload anything. So I apologize for not understanding your post.

So were you saying that Dexcom is better about being open-sourced and allowing others to integrate with it?

Sorry about not understanding.

The fault is mine. I don’t know why I’m having so much trouble communicating clearly. I think ideas float around so long and get merged into other ideas until I can’t even say the simplest thing clearly. You guys help me practice putting words together so they make sense if I have to explain in real life.

Yes, that’s what I’m saying. I was just feeling particularly fortunate, that day, that my life doesn’t depend, entirely, on MS Word. Dexcom opened important doors for us. It didn’t have to do that. Its worth remembering and appreciating that.

I think that I have been trying, unsuccessfully, to explain this to a nondiabetic, in real life, for several years. I think I just succeeded. Thanks for helping clarify words/thoughts.

I think that I might argue that you are doing more with Dexcom than just pressing buttons. I guess I think that the ability to use your experience/intuition to make dosing decisions is super important. It might be important to us in a way that the everyday medical manufacture doesn’t understand. I’m gonna try to explain this next…something about ‘individualized’ medicine. I’ll print your guy’s links and think about it.

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