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Early Monday Morning: DEXCOM

Well, the alarm went off (again) on the DEXCOM. This morning, I got woken up at 5:30! I was lucky that I had a chance to go back to sleep since i was still tired. In a weird way, it's good that Mondays are my day off. I took a mini nap this afternoon since I couldn't stay awake.

When the DEXCOM alarmed, the number wasn't right, but I couldn't recalibrate because the arrows were going straight down! When you have arrows going straight down or up, you're NOT ABLE TO RECALIBRATE. This can cause the system to go even more out of sync. We will have to see what happens by the time Friday comes this week.

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Dear activity2004

Alram went off at 5.30AM meaning your BS was down ?

How much it was?

Did you take something before you took a nap or you feel it was false Alram given by Dexcom ?

How frequently calibration required?

Is it not bothersome ?

Please don't mind it is just for my keen interest to know how such a costly equipment works?

Regards

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I took a nap today before dinner tonight. I tested in the morning when the alarm went off. I was upper 200s, but the DEXCOM said 190 with two arrows straight down. Never alarmed during my nap.😀 No snack before the nap.

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You don't need the stress. Hope you ok & have some good luck.

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So you were crashing not a good feeling and I hate not being able to calerbrate. With the 6 they say you do not need to but I find my levels and reading do not match all the time, within a realistic norm. Finding it has it 's issues. Take care of yourself dear friend.

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Thank you for that one! I’m doing okay today.😀 How’s your day going?

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Very happy you are doing better. So aweful when we are off glad you had the day day off to rest. I had a difficult time think it was a seizure becaused it caused me to sleep for days, had Ken worried sick. Told him I just needed to heal would rebound in time. Gained my energy back and feeling well now.

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Good to hear you’re doing better now. How low were you on the DEXCOM?

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Was not low, was holding normal levels on blood checks. My behavior indecated one unseady in walking, sleeping around the clock several days and a few othe other strange things also not wanting to eat. Strong pointers of a seizure for me. Even with him home unless it happened while he was coming home from out of town I do over do housework during that period. Alought he was only gone one night.

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During 24 hours, at what time do you find your highest bs?

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And when is the lowest?

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Sometimes, near 11:30 pm. Lowest— Between 2-5 am.

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And what is your highest and lowest so far?

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Hi I've been reading about the DEXCOM and it sounds so interesting now that I've read more into into it. Those who use it basically don't need to finger prick anymore...are constantly aware of their sugar levels..am I right there?

How much did this cost. I'm in the uk

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It depends on the model that you get from DEXCOM. You have to calibrate with anything before the generation 6 system. It also depends on the medical insurance company you use for the system.

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How much did you pay

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Each part is paid separately.😀

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I've been looking at the parts and it's very very expensive!

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Talk to your doctor and see what he/she says.😀

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I've done some research and it's not really for all diabetics with type 1 and finger pricks still need doing sometimes...I think it's not for me! But good for all the rest of you who are enjoying using it!😊

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If you have lows, but don’t feel low, it’s a good idea to talk with your doctor about the DEXCOM. You can set the alarm to go off when you’re dropping.

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