I ordered their Ocean Blue. I think it looks darker than the photo on their website. Considerably. Still, I love blue. I'll take it.
|Product Image from Dexcom.com's webpage - I like their blue better|
|What Came in My Shipment|
The transmitter has a six month lifespan and apparently they are fairly serious about this. The box comes with instructions (I also received these instructions from my local Dexcom clinical rep) that removing the transmitter from its position in the box immediately begins its life (aka warranty) and that I should wait to remove it until I was ready to begin my first sensor.
|Dex 7+ transmitter next to G4 transmitter|
|What's in the Receiver Box|
|With 7+ and Verio|
|You slide the little port cover closed when not charging.|
|With t:slim. Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?|
|Slim enough for back pocket carrying.|
|60% smaller sensor than the 7+ (image emailed to me from my clinical rep)|
|(image emailed to me from my clinical rep)|
|Symbols: In range, full battery, no reading yet, and - uh-oh ???. |
But it worked itself out by the 2 hour calibration time.
In other news, I was their first tech support call.
Up and Running
|After calibrating to a 123 and a 133, I got my first reading immediately.|
|The alert screen for the low threshold I've initially set (YDMV)|
|The alert screen for the high threshold I've initially set (YDMV)|
I think 12 hours is too soon to say. Before I went to bed, it said I was 108 and rising, but my fingerstick revealed I was over 200. I recalibrated and, a few minutes later, it asked me for another calibration. Then it seemed to stay right on track through the night.
It's alarms? Customizable to a degree. I have it set on the loudest, most annoying setting. It woke us in the night to say that I was below 55 and I corrected with a juice box. Woke at 74 this morning (fingerstick) and G4 said I was 76. Not bad, G4. Keep up the good work. I think I'm "falling" for you.