Dexcom SHARE – Review

D-Dad Scott Benner reviews the new Dexcom SHARE from the perspective of a parent. It’s all about the sleep, he says!

{Disclosure: he received a free review unit from the company}

 

REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN -

PROs:

  • works just as advertised
  • simple to use apps
  • easy set up
  • receiver fits snugly — sturdy/doesn’t tip
  • no monthly fees

CONs:

  • not covered by insurance
  • initial cost feels pricey
  • extras required by technology limitations are also costly (phones/iPods)

 

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Dexcom G4 CGM – Review (by a Parent)

D-Mom Jennifer Schneider reviews the Dexcom G4 continuous glucose monitor (CGM) — from the perspective of the mother of a young teenager with diabetes.

REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN -

PROs:

  • great accuracy
  • extremely reliable
  • easy to use

CONs:

  • alarms can be annoying, and should be more customizable
  • adhesive generally won’t stay on for the full seven days of wear

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Dexcom G4 Continuous Glucose Monitor – Review

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

REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN -

PROs:

  • 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

CONs:

  • 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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