My name is Clemma and I am writing about my experience with the Dexcom Seven continuous glucose monitoring system. I live in Minneapolis with my young son and my not so young husband. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 11 years ago, when I was almost 21 years old. I started pumping 7 years ago, first with a Minimed 508, then an Animas IR1200, and now with the OmniPod. Friday, June 29 I hooked up to my newest constant companion, the one and only Comrade Dex...
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
First post-Dexcom HbA1c
I have also been on the fence about whether to continue using the Dexcom system. On the whole I like it, but honestly I'm not sure it's worth $240 each month. I know for some people it is working great and totally worth it, but for me I'm still undecided. I don't know what my standard deviations were before starting the Dexcom, so it's hard for me to tell if I'm reducing my overall variation.
Back to the endo visit: At the office I was expecting a high A1c. My last reading, about a month and a half before I started the CGM, was 6.4%. Imagine my shock when the A1c came back at 6.1%! I was so surprised I asked if their machine might have been wrong. The tech assured me it was accurate, so something is going right, the last three weeks notwithstanding.
Conclusion: I'll stick with it for now and see if I can go under 6.0 next time.