Trying out a Dexcom for a weekI spent an hour or so today at my endo's office being trained on using a Dexcom.
This was almost like a small Tupperware party. There were six of us with diabetes in attendance and the Dexcom support person was there, plus a CDE from the office itself.
Now I think I've had diabetes for a long time (35 years in September). But one person there has had diabetes for 52 years, and another for around 42 years. None of us were spring chickens - and yet we were all trying on this device for the first time. So kudos to Dexcom for organizing this and giving us an opportunity to try one on.
I find it interesting that this fairly leading technology was being tried on by a number of older adults (I'd guess 38 to 65 years). That says something for what folks with diabetes will do to keep themselves under control.
I'll post a blog later with a picture. So far, it's been very informative. I had a chance to eat lunch and watch my readings dip from the insulin and then rise from the food. At present I'm hovering around 180 mg/dL.