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    Medronic vs Dexcom Sensor
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    CMyers77 posted:
    Hi All -

    I've been asked by my doctor to use one of these two sensors and it turns out my insurance would cover either. Now I have to pick one. Have any of you used either of these? If so, I'd love pros/cons on either so I can pick.

    Thank you!!
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    flutetooter responded:
    It would help our replies if you said what the two sensors(?) the insurance named.
    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!
     
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    Anon_320 replied to flutetooter's response:
    The names are in the thread title, flutetooter.
     
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    mrscora01 responded:
    I had a Medtronic about 5 years ago and found it very inconsistent. I heard a lot fewer stories online about problems with the Dexcom (it has a longer track record) and it is supposed to last longer (more than 1 week out of each sensor). If I ever went back I would go Dexcom. Apparently it gives more consistent results.

    Cora
    T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
     
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    flutetooter replied to Anon_320's response:
    Sorry, I just noticed the blue words the second time around!
    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!
     
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    CMyers77 replied to mrscora01's response:
    Thank you MrsCora01. Your reply was exactly what I was hoping to get to inform me more and help me make a choice.

    -Cindy


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