Dexcom skinsI was at a pumpers support group meeting last month. We listened to a presentation on continuous glucose monitoring from a Dexcom representative, and I was surprised to see she had a pink Dexcom receiver.
It turned out she had a skin for the Dexcom receiver. Apparently Dexcom made a small number of these in pink and blue. I managed to get a blue one from here, and started using it immediately.
I like that it protects the receiver from a certain amount of wear and tear. It does not make it waterproof.
Amalas's comment about the thickness made me measure the skin. It's 1/8" (0.32 cm) thick and weighs about 1/2oz (16 grams). The receiver already weighs 84 grams, so the skin adds almost 20% to the receiver weight.
Dexcom does not sell these at present. But I think they're a great idea (anything is better than black). Why don't device makers realize that we all like to personalize gadgets? Just look at what's available for cell phones or iPods. Heck you can even get laptop skins.
Why not contact your local Dexcom rep (ask your endo's office for a phone number) and tell them you'd like one of these? Who knows, maybe you'll get it in time for Christmas.
And while you're at it, tell them you'd like to see more of these. Personally, I'd pay $10 to make the ginormous receiver look a little better.
(Oh and I'm still waiting on a much smaller receiver.)