More about the Dexcom SEVENDuring this week I've read more about the new Dexcom SEVEN continuous glucose monitor that was approved back in May.
I see some traffic on various mailing groups and I've spoken with Dexcom service/sales about the new device. So I now have a little additional information that I wanted to share (because there's so little out there in webland).
- The new system appears to be available now. The person at Dexcom that I spoke with was ready to take my order on Friday.
- The upgrade price for the system is $350. This includes new receiver, transmitter and software. You'll need to mail in the old transmitter and receiver. You'll receive a reconditioned receiver.
- Warranty on the upgraded system is one year.
- The price for a box (four) of new sensors is $175 when ordered with the upgrade. Future boxes are the full price. I think this is still $240 for a box of four.
- The software is much improved. It can read data from the current Dexcom system as well as the Dexcom SEVEN. It includes statistics that can give you an hourly breakdown. I don't know whether it supports data export yet.
- The receiver has not changed much. It still shows a graph of readings from 50 to 400 mg/dL. Major change is that it now shows you how long until the sensor expires.
- I don't know how long the new sensors last beyond the official 7-day life span.
I hope to get the new system to try out for two weeks before purchasing. The software is the current Dexcom system was such a disappointment that I won't upgrade without trying the entire system out first (including software).
In the meantime, if you're already using the Dexcom SEVEN why not let us know what you think about it? Maybe you could post about it on the CGM Users group on TuDiabetes?