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spiritualsouls

855d

My doctor is having me use the dexcom cgm and idk how I feel about it.. im trying to give it a chance (I've used the freestyle cgm as well) and I just wanted to hear some opinions on it of others who have/had it before.. pros/cons. My bs levels have a 40-60 point difference vs pricking my fingers and I'm an anxious wreck about it 😅😅 Hoping maybe someone could relate or provide something that'll better help and that I could research

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    • lillypod21

      839d

      So far I love my dexcom but its the first week. But I have used freestyle and now dexcom I couldn't live without them but I still prick my fingers sometimes to see how accurate or if I feel like they are off or if they say im low or too high. But they are a definitely a game changer

    • lillypod21

      839d

      So far I love my dexcom but its the first week. But I have used freestyle and now dexcom I couldn't live without them but I still prick my fingers sometimes to see how accurate or if I feel like they are off or if they say im low or too high. But they are a definitely a game changer

    • SydneyT

      841d

      I can not imagine going back to not using a dexcom. It is amazing. I have used the Medtronic sensors in the past and they are not as accurate or well made as dexcom. Give it a chance!

    • Mmelendez

      846d

      I cannot live without my Dexcom !!! It’s a game Changer

    • lillypod21

      848d

      I have used freestyle libre 14 day and im currently about to switch to dexcom too. I'm nervous too. But I have heard good things about dexcom. Cgm are tool for diabetics. And if you are thinking that your cgm is off then prick your finger thats all you can do. Good thing with dexcom is if is off you can calibrate it. Freestyle you cant.

    • Smiley_Sprinkles

      850d

      Honestly, I love my G6. The sensor is so so much easier to manage than the one with the Medtronic 670g, holy moly.

    • Izabel

      853d

      I used to use the guardian from Medtronic and it was horrible. It had a list of problems. After fighting my insurance for the dexcom it had been an absolute life changer. For the first 2 months I checked myself every meal or time I felt off the the dexcom was either spot on or within 25 points of. I also know someone who made the change and was happy that she changed to the dexcom.

    • eboshi

      853d

      I’ve been using Dexcom since 2013. It’s changed my life — I wouldn’t be able to live alone without it

    • Xavo

      853d

      I have the Dexcom G6 and it works great for me! Feel free to DM me if you have any specific questions.

    • Bomf

      855d

      I have the Dexcom G6 and it’s been a life saver for me. You have to calibrate at times but usually it’s pretty accurate!

    • Jeremyj99

      855d

      Yeah first I was told my Insurance would pay for the Dexcom G6 so my doctor prescribed it then found out my insurance wouldn’t pay for it. And they would only pay for the freestyle libre 2 , so that is what I use and it does work great. Just don’t like it because you have to scan the sensor to get your numbers. But the freestyle libre 3, you don’t have to scan it anymore, it automatically sends your blood sugar numbers.

    • spiritualsouls

      855d

      That's the next thing I'm coming into is if my insurance will cover it.. Doc said there's a good chance they won't but one can hope lol.

    • Jeremyj99

      855d

      Yeah I wanted to get the Dexcom G6 myself but my insurance won’t pay for it

    • Skeeter

      855d

      I loved the Dexcom but my insurance stopped paying for it.so now I’m using the freestyle Libre2. I would rather have the Dexcom 6 .

    • Jeremyj99

      855d

      I use the freestyle libre 2 sensors and it is pretty close to my finger sticks within 15 points. I have never used the Dexcom system because my insurance won’t cover Dexcom

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