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Hello, I'm 45 and have had T1 for 27 years. For the past 10 years my A1C has fluctuated between 6.5 and 7.5. I'm looking into the DEXCOM monitoring system. Any thoughts? Pros? Cons?

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Living with type 1 diabetes since 2004.
Bartlett, IL
I love it! It helped me get a better control of my diabetes. Knowing approximately where your blood sugar is at all of time is life changing. I have a is. I have a used dexcom with sensors if you'd be interested in purchasing .

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2004.
Bartlett, IL
I use the t slim and it does wonders with the dexcom support. The downside is having to charge it while your trying to sleep. Instead of poking your finger 5-7 times a day... You can get away with testing 1 time a day with the dexcom support. 2 times is recommended for proper calibration. The downside is when a sensor doesn't work. Every so often I'll get a sensor that won't work. Most of the time if I restart the session it will work. But sometimes it will just not link.

I'm a dad supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2013.
Warrensburg, NY
Dexcom was a game changer for us. I wouldn't give up my girls cgm for anything in world

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1992.
Orlando, FL
Hey, I've been using Dexcom for two years. I'm sticking with it because the more info you have the better. So many more data points between actual tests that it should help lower A1c, if that is your goal. Try it, if you don't like it then you can stop.

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2007.
Hanover, PA
I would not be with out it. The alarms saved me so many times.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1984.I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2000.
Toledo, OH
Life changing!

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2002.
Billings, MT
Our son says sometimes the alarms make him feel "like a machine" however he also knows it has woke him from sleep to treat bad lows that could have had serious outcomes without it.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1979.
Tamarac, FL
I love the Dexcom G5 for the CGM and the tSlim X2. I used Medtronic's Enlite system and had nothing but issues with the Enlite sensors and had to stop using the system. Their pumps were great I just changed to view the screens better. Anyway you can't go wrong with the Dexcom G5, their customer service is great. If you have any issues with the sensors they replace them and try to troubleshoot as best as possible.

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