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Hey guys, I have had diabetes 40 years now. I have glucose unawareness. I have been researching the CGM & using an app through Dexcom. Is there any help avail for the sensors?

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Living with type 1 diabetes since 1995.
Temecula, CA
Dexcom does not offer a patient assistance program, their cash price is 349. The sensors are only approved by the FDA for use up to seven days, however, once you get to the end of a sensor session, you can just re-start the same sensor without removing it. I get three weeks out of mine.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1996.I'm a dad supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 1984.
Unknown Location
Hi from Lynchburg! If you use Facebook the Dexcom group is a great support network literally thousands of people. I personally love Dex. I was shocked at what my sugars were despite a reasonable a1c. We have a support group here you interested? Sign up T1de.org. Regards

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1972. supporting a spouse with type 2 diabetes since 2011.
San Carlos, CA
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Living with type 1 diabetes since 2000.
Napa, CA
I just finished a month long trail with a clinic version. I haven't been in the 6 range for ten years. I have been 5.5 forever. Boy was I shocked what my sugars did at night. I was dipping low and spiking back up which made me think I was perfect all night. I've heard that past 7 days the sensor gets less accurate with hypos. Is that true? Has anyone seen a less accurate sense of lows past the first week?

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2011.
College Station, TX
Will have to check. We keep the sensor on for 3 weeks too using an adhesive film to cover it which helps keep it on longer.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
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It depends. Sometimes after 7 days the starts failing, but more often than not, I see it get more accurate as time progresses. And a huge shout out to Dex! I've had mine for a little over six months and literally have a while new understanding of my over BG.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
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*the sensor

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
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*a whole new. Sorry for the typos

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