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Spoiled for choice at a price: Dexcom vs MM 640g

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by suej, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. suej

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    Yep. We trim the Dexcom tape so that it fits entirely on the Tough Pad and then we insert right through it. It works, really, really well. :)
     
  3. suej

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    Right, will try, thank you
    Also, how long does receiver stay charged? Going to the mountains next week for 5 days and no electricity, does it charge from a car charger or solar panel phone charger?
    And how do you know when sensor giving up? With MM it is obvious as the Isig falls.
    Sorry - rather basic questions
    Kind regards
     
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    I have one on the Enlites and other son on Dexcom G4 with Share. My one on Enlites used the Sof Sensor before and the Enlites . The Enlites are much better than the old ones. That being said we have the same problems you mention above with the ENlites. We usually get 7 days, but sometimes 6. The Dexcom seems easier to use and we run the sensors 14 days. Still working when we pull them. In accuracy , we get the same results with ENlite and Dexcom unless the numbers are rapidly moving.
     
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    We usually get ??? or dashes if it fails, but it happens so rarely that it is hard to remember. :) Also, I bought a Mophie XL battery pack .It has to power to charge an iPhone 8 times. Easily charges the Dexcom. I used it one trip when I did not have a plug in to run the Dexcom cradle for 2 days. I also have a smaller phone charging brick called Mycharge from Target for about $19 . I get one phone charge out of that.
     
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    Our receiver will go longer than 5 days without a charge. But it is possible to use a car charger.

    We know the sensor is dying if it goes to --- or ??? for more than an hour. But we almost never, ever see that within the first 14 days.
     
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    I have used the Anker mini charger once or twice to charge my dexcom. It takes around 4 hours to completely charge it. I'm not sure how many times you can charge the dex with it but I can charge my iphone 5 completely with it almost twice. I like that they are so cheap it doesn't matter if you lose them ($13 each) and very small (lipstick sized). It recharges quickly as well and seems to hold a charge for a long time without use.
     
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    Thank you for the recharging ideas. I opted to continue Enlites for the trip (predictably had to change on D4 for a ridiculously pressure sensitive sensor) but had a lovely time. So as soon as this sensor dies we will move to Dexcom. Thank you for all the tips and advice.
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