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Old 08-22-2015, 11:51   #1
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My CGM company, Dexcom, has recently added a hardware component to their receiver that connects it via Bluetooth to iPhones affording up to five different people to keep track remotely. It requires two different free apps, one for the user and one for the "follower(s).

Insofar as my wife has recently had to leave work and come home twice recently because she couldn't reach me by phone - she found me both times in a diabetic coma with glucose under 20 - this a really great feature for care givers including parents. My wife receives exactly the same data on my CGM to her iPhone (or iPod Touch/tablet when there's a wifi connection) that I'm receiving on my CGM. Her app can be set to alarm at various points both high and low. I'm hypo unaware so this is terrific.

Literally a life saver.

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I should think this would give the care-giver/parent some peace of mind so that they aren't so stressed out all the time - only when appropriate!

I'm constantly amazed at the level of technology these days!

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If only Medicare would get on board with the idea of CGMs and help out in paying for them and the supplies.

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If only Medicare would get on board with the idea of CGMs and help out in paying for them and the supplies.
I think there is a bill before Congress, https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-...-bill/804/text

You might want to contact your representatives and let them know how you feel.

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I think there is a bill before Congress, https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-...-bill/804/text

You might want to contact your representatives and let them know how you feel.
Been there and done that, so to speak.
Also on Facebook there was a 'online petition' circulating that one could sign for the same thing. Medicare is very s-l-o-w to change their rules and most of the time it can take years for that to happen.

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We just bought a similar divice from Medtronic. I just have to get Ronnie an Iphone now and get my sons household one. That way Ronnie can become a little more independent. The only problem is that we have not had really good accuracy from his CGM of late and the transmitter is needing to be replaced. Just have to get some logistics worked out to recieve it.
Anyone know where to get a good refurbished IPhone 5s.
Tamagno I hope you have recovered from the severe Hypo's. That is really freighting. Is your CGM really reading really close to your BG's? Does it integrate with your pump??
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Ronnie, I'm using Dexcom with Omnipod. Dexcom accuracy is usually pretty good, but it does seem that there are some sessions that just aren't as good as others.

Be sure to check with Dexcom for compatibility before you buy phones!

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I'd try Apple for iPhone if they have one. Refurbished by them would be first choice, or Google Refurbished iPhone 5 or some such. I'd call them and tell them why you need one and they might make you a deal. I've had wonderful luck with them in the past.




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Does anyone know if they have this for Android yet? I would LOVE this feature but have 0 interest in getting an iPhone.

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Does anyone know if they have this for Android yet? I would LOVE this feature but have 0 interest in getting an iPhone.
The share app (worn by the person with diabetes) is iOS only, but the follow app (for people who want alerts on someone else's BG) is available on android.

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