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Re: [IP] Ready To Start Vibe/Dexcom



 I usually check my BG before dosing off the Dex. I have never used my abdomen -
I always use my arms with my husband's help.

The sensor will also last more than 7 days



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 > On Jan 30, 2015, at 22:23, Howard Pohl
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> Hi, I am about to enter the CGM world with the Animas Vibe and Dexcom G4 CGM.
> This is my first CGM experience although I have been an Animas pump user for
> 11 years.  I have 2 questions after reading and viewing the material:
>  1.. Animas/Dexcom states a million times not to base treatments on CGM
 > readings but to test BG via conventional methods before administering
insulin.
> In real life, what do you do?  If I calibrated, and the calibrated results
> approximated the meter readings, I'd be inclined to go with the CGM readings
> alone.  Is this wrong?
>  2.. They also mention a million times not to insert the Dexcom anywhere
> except the belly, yet I see Youtube videos with sensors/transmitters all over
 > the place, including the arms. I think I've also read here that people put it
> in places other than the belly.  Is that a bad thing?
> Your help is greatly appreciated.
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