Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Dexcom STS has arrived!

The Dexcom STS has finally arrived! After a long shipping delay, Dexcom overnighted the Dexcom STS to me on Saturday. The Dexcom rep is trying to get a hold of my diabetes educator to arrange training for us (me, diabetes educator, Dexcom Rep).

I hope to go on CGMS soon; even though I've been an insulin pumper since 2000, I still have too many ups and downs despite 'average' BGs below 135. I'd like to level off these bumps. I am under no illusions that the Dex will be as accurate as my One Touch Ultra Smart, but I'm just looking to analyze trends and level off the peaks and valleys. I've read much about the accuracy issues with Dexcom STS, but I'm still willing to jump in and give it a try.

I'm optimistic!


skytor said...

congrats! I've used my dexcom STS for a month now and it has greatly improved my life. I hope it will do the same for you!

GaryK said...

I am hoping for similar success with the DEXCOM STS. Unfortunately, the DEXCOM rep is on vacation, so I'll have to wait until mid-august to get trained.

Way said...

Seems like a race from a few Rx Co's to get market share on us (diabetics). I'm looking forward to mine to help alert me while I sleep of results out of the norm range! I hate to think that all night my blood sugars were rising and I didn't know until I got up in the AM! Also for during hockey & soccer/football... often hard to tell a decline in blood sugars from exhausted all around energy supply. Hopefully no more missing shifts!! (-: