Does She or Doesn’t She?

Does She or Doesn’t She???

Want the G4 Dexcom???

I do want it.

I read Kerri’s post first this morning and thought – wowee, zowee!

Then, I thought about the cost… I just got my second Dexcom in July, so I don’t think my insurance is going to pay for another one just yet.

But, did more investigating and apparently I can get an upgrade for $399 since I just got my new one in July.

It’s not the fancy new receiver. It’s not the fancy new color screen. It’s the improved accuracy that I want.

From Kerri - “Improved accuracy in the critical hypoglycemic range is most important from a life-saving point of view,” said Terrance H. Gregg, Dexcom CEO. “The Dexcom G4 PLATINUM fulfills the promise of CGM for people with diabetes by providing accurate and reliable real-time performance.”

The last three nights have been “sleepless in New Hampshire” as Dexcom has done its beeping/buzzing thing in the middle of the night. And I thank God that it has. But, what if I didn’t have it?

Last night it spoke up – didn’t wake me up but did wake up my husband who’s a pro at checking out the number. Dexcom said I was 49 and I did something I don’t usually do. I sucked down a juice without testing first. Then I tested – and Ping said I was 120. Said the hell with it and went back to sleep. I woke up okay but — I want the accuracy.

So tomorrow, I will join others in calling Dexcom to put in my order.

And we will cut back expenses in other areas so this doesn’t kill our budget. But you know what? I think it stinks that this isn’t available – cost wise – to everyone. One Dexcom is a whole lot cheaper than one trip to the ER for a dangerous low. One Dexcom is a whole lot cheaper than an accident due to a low BG while driving. And finally, and I really hate this one, one Dexcom is a whole lot cheaper than a funeral.

 

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3 Responses to Does She or Doesn’t She?

  1. Sara says:

    My insurance stinks for DME – which is what it considers the Dexcom to be. However, my third party supplier does offer a payment plan. I can add the Dexcom to my current payment plan that I am working on for my pump. Is it worth it to me? As you break down the other costs (especially that last one), I have to believe it is.

  2. Joanne says:

    Elise took one look at the new (pink) dex and said, I WANT ONE! Now… How to tell if it’s just Elise being an impulsive 5 year old, or if she really will wear it. She swears she will…

  3. Scott E says:

    Your last statement is so true and so powerful. I’m sitting on the fence as to whether I’ll go for a Dex Platinum, but a week ago I was just staring at the fence wondering what might be on the other side. That’s probably the exact effect that Dex wants to have on people like me.

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