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It's Saturday! (5-18-19): DEXCOM

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Well, it's Saturday and I'm getting ready for inserting a new sensor this afternoon. So far, the one that needs removing is still working! I got alerted that there's still some time left before the sensor is going to turn off on its own and then I can insert the new one around 2:45 pm (USA time). I always like when the sensor stops on its own when it's suppose to be changed that correct day and time so it's one less step for me to deal with at the time.

This week has been a little odd when it comes to my jnumbers and waking up in the morning hours. For the last few days, I either had to have a mini pre-breakfast snack so I wouldn't get lower walking to and up/down the steps before getting my breakfast ready for the day. When I have been up, the numbers had gone to either 90 mg/dl or 103 ->. This morning, my number after testing was 130 mg/dl and 140->. I didn't need a mini snack before breakfast today, so that was already 33 carbs. less than yesterday morning!

As I was typing this posting, I had to go and change the sensor. No issues earlier than suppose to for changing. That's a good thing. :-)

Well, this is all for now. Look for a new update coming in the next week! :-)

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Sounds good- for a change!!

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Thank you for saying that! I hope this new sensor is going to keep working like the old one from last week.😀👍

Wish I could afford dexcom😢

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Snips

Please check your private messages on HU. It’s okay!😀👍👍

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Snips in reply to Activity2004

I don't think you can get them on prescription in Australia Government now subsidies them but my Educator says I do not qualify although I am type 1and on a pump

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Snips

If you have lows more often, then that should qualify you for getting the system. I got it for the fact that I personally don't know when I'm running low because I don't feel them. This isn't good-- especially when I'm sleeping at night. The night is mostly when I tend to drop. I'm also a type 1, but don't have a pump, yet.

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Snips in reply to Activity2004

Do you have to get your doctor to write a letter or how did you go about it?

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Snips

Yes. See your doctor and get a letter with the paperwork so you can get the insurance company to okay it. Then, send the paperwork to get the system. Depending on insurance companies, you can get it.

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