Dexcom G4 CGM Comments/Remarks:
I started on the Dexcom G4 sensor, and was upgraded to a G4 with Share. I found that if I had my preference, I would prefer to have an option to either continue with the “old” transmitter to receiver method, meaning non-Bluetooth, which I learned does not drain the battery as fast, or Bluetooth. I now have a G5 receiver and transmitter.
I use the receiver for my device, and not my smart phone, so this might just be my choice.
As for user comments, I like the product, and find the twice daily calibrations easy to do, and think that their readings generally agree with the number I get on my meter.
The 14 day suggestion is one I have not tried. This is because of what I have learned from my pump sites. I think that anything you have to place (or inject) through your skin, can become a possible site for infection. I cannot hope to presume how you react to things that a injected into your body and attached, but, an infection is something I try to avoid, and by removing something after 7 days, this sorks for me.
Again, as insurance coverage varies, and I get 4 sensors per month, with no additional charges for me, and due to the fact that Dexcom will replace a sensor that does not last me for the full 7 days (at no charge), I do not need to stretch the sensor usage.
Just my two cents … my opinion … I hope this helps.