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Re: [IP] Dexcom G4 Receiver Life



 Thanks Maryle, that was really helpful. So far no unexpected out of range
errors. So I shall
just forget asbout it & continue as normal.

Annabella

Date sent:      	Tue, 29 Mar 2016 16:56:25 +0000 (UTC)
From:           	Maryle Ashley 
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To:             	Insulin-pumpers <email @ redacted>
Subject:        	[IP] Dexcom G4 Receiver Life
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> Hi, Annabella,
> Here is my experience with a G4 Receiver ending its life.
> Like you I am on Medicare and pay out of pocket.B  I bought a new receiver
> October 2014.B  13 months later in Nov 2015 it began to fail.
 > The symptom was getting the Out of Range message, although there was no
reason
> for it. The receiver was still in my pocket.
 > It got to the point I would get Out of Range and it would not come back on
for
> a couple of hours or more.
> 
> So I called Dexcom, really just wanting to confirm the receiver was dying.
> The Dexcom rep told me to put a paperclip in the hole on the back of the
> receiver, push it in and hold it there for a count of 10 .B  She asked me if
> the receiver had vibrated.B  It had.B  And it also started up and began
> working again.
> From that tip, I extended the life of the G4 receiver until Jan 3, 2016 when
> it did finally die. Would not come back with the paperclip.
> Hope that helps you.Maryle-Dexcom, Spirit pump.
> 
> .B 
> 
> 
> Annabelle wrote: I have been using my Dexcom G4 receiver since the start of
> January 2015, so
> nearly 15
>  months old, well past warranty. How do I know when I should replace it? I
> recently replaced
>  the Transmitter after 13 months, that was easy it told me when it needed
> replacing. How do I
>  know with the receiver? When it starts acting strange, say not responding as
> expected to
>  calibrations. As I am on Medicare I pay for the Dexcom stuff myself, so the
> longer it lasts the
> better.
> 
> Thanks for any insights.
> Annabella
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