In less than a week I should be live with a Dexcom G4 system and I’m very excited!
I’ve experience a lot of lows lately that I have not been able to feel, and it’s starting to scare me. I spoke to my endocrinologist about a week and a half ago and he agreed I’d be better off with a CGM.
I found the ordering process quite simple – all of the ‘Getting Started’ forms are right on Dexcom’s website and you can easily download them and email them to customer service. My endocrinologist’s LPN filled in the medical necessity form and got in contact with a local representative of the company that she knows.
He worked with me to figure out what we could do with my insurance coverage and I made him promise we wouldn’t even consider Edgepark Medical (because I absolutely hate them and refuse to ever work with them again). I got set up with Diabetes Specialty Center/Byram. Dexcom forwarded all my information, including my RX, to them so all I had to do was give them the go ahead to ship the system!
It should arrive between Monday and Wednesday.
If anyone has any tips they think would be helpful for a first time Dexcom-er, I’d love to hear them! I’m a little intimidated from seeing videos of sensor insertions, so any comforting comments are appreciated too, haha!