Dexcom G4 Continuous Glucose Monitor – Review

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D-advocate and diabetes coach Ginger Vieira reviews the Dexcom G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitor; she insists she can’t live without it!



  • provides security knowing when highs and lows are coming
  • gives you insight into your blood sugar patterns and trends
  • you don’t have to be on an insulin pump to use it


  • adhesive can be uncomfortable, and often starts peeling off within days
  • costly
  • every six months Dexcom requires need new transmitters, and dealing with insurance to get these can be frustrating

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2 Responses

  1. Jonathan
    Jonathan July 15, 2014 at 5:22 am | | Reply

    I like the Dexcom g4, but i do not like that i get pain form sensor, not when i insert it, it’s the next day when i am active. It kind of feels like a tooth ache. Any thought on this?

  2. Kaye
    Kaye July 15, 2014 at 6:01 pm | | Reply

    I just hooked up to one of these after having one of my docs tell me about it for 2 years. Why did I wait so long! Very helpful with blood sugars when cycling, swimming, hiking and walking/running/jogging. Very helpful!!! Are you aware of any easy ways to transition it so I can have the transmitter easily go with me on my bike and be easily readable then quickly transition to running and I will be able to do the same thing. (triathlon needs!)

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