I did it…

Before writing – one of the spam comments today is “sexy Halloween costumes.” I don’t think so…

I ordered the new Dexcom this morning. Went through the whole conversation, then the young woman asks, “What color?” I didn’t even think of that. I chose pink…

(The blue skin on the present Dexcom is split in places…)

The husband – he’s all for it. He’s the one hearing Dexcom at night. I’m not. He’s the one waking up and saying, “Colleen, wake up, you’re low.” He’s the one shoving the straw into the juice box and handing it to me. (Yup, he’s a good guy!) I’m becoming an expensive date, after 38 years. Between the d-stuff and some other medical issues, I’m not cheap to have around. We both work. We each have our own health insurance. But – even with health insurance, it’s not cheap. We work hard. We’re somewhat frugal (other than the house reno…). We don’t eat out that often. We’re not clothes shoppers.

But – the d-stuff is expensive. Even with insurance…

And yes, we’ll give up some things to have the new Dexcom. But that’s life…



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.