Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SHARE-ing our Dexcom Story

This week, Dexcom announced some very exciting news! 

The FDA has approved Dexcom's new Share Direct system!  This system allows the Dexcom receiver to "talk" directly to your smartphone --- without using the Share dock!  This is what Dexcom had to say about it in their press release:
"The Dexcom Share receiver uses a secure wireless connection via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) between a patient's receiver and an app on the patient's smartphone to transmit glucose information to apps on the mobile devices of up to five designated recipients, or "followers," without the need for a dedicated docking cradle. These followers can remotely monitor a patient's glucose information and receive alert notifications from almost anywhere, initially via their Apple® iPhone® or iPod® touch and in the future on Android devices, giving them peace of mind and reassurance when they are apart."

You can also read some great information about this new product on this post on Diabetes Mine

 So... You know we are pretty pumped about this!

I love that it's iphone compatible and that it doesn't require a dock or cords.  I'm all for anything that is going to give her more freedom and independence while still allowing us to keep her safe!  I also know that this will help her teachers, nurses, and other caregivers feel more confident in caring for her.

SHE is excited because she thinks this is a great reason why she needs a phone of her own!  Nope!  It's works with a ipod touch so she's set.  Much to her dismay.   
We love our Dexcom.  We can't imagine living without it.  In fact, if you want to SEE and HEAR Sweets and I talk about our experience with Dexcom and why it means so much to us, check out our video!  It's on her Dexcom Warrior page that you can see HERE.  We made this video with Dexcom over the summer and were really pleased with how it turned out!  You may want to grab a tissue before you hit play.  Don't say I didn't warn you...

Oh - and I apologize for the ugly cry face.  I honestly don't cry that much anymore.  Like hardly ever.  But for reason... I could not hold it together for this!

I think that just speaks to how our feelings about this product are not just a bunch of nice words.  It's so much deeper than that.  We are truly grateful to have "eyes on the inside" that enable us to manage her diabetes.  We want for her to have a long, healthy life free of complications.  And we know our Dexcom is an invaluable tool to make that a reality!

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