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Hi! I’m William “Lee” Dubois (called either Wil or Lee, depending what part of the internet you’re on). I’m a diabetes columnist and the author of four books about diabetes that have collectively won 16 national and international book awards. (Hey, if you can’t brag about yourself on your own blog, where can you??) I have the great good fortune to pen the edgy Dear Abby-style advice column every Saturday at Diabetes Mine; write the Diabetes Simplified column for dLife; and am one of the ShareCare diabetes experts. My work also appears in Diabetic Living and Diabetes Self-Management magazines. In addition to writing, I’ve spent the last half-dozen years running the diabetes education program for a rural non-profit clinic in the mountains of New Mexico. Don’t worry, I’ll get some rest after the cure. LifeAfterDx is my personal home base, where I get to say what and how I feel about diabetes and… you know… life, free from the red pens of editors (all of whom I adore, of course!).

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dexcom Worst Case Scenario—part 1


“Trust me, there are much worse things in life than living with a CGM.”

--Beyond Fingersticks


When the shit hits the fan, which Dex will serve you better? The old Seven Plus or the New G4?

Lost in Sahara: Dex 7
(easier to read in bright light)

Lost in coal mine: Also Dex 7
(brighter light can function as flashlight)

Lost at Star Trek Convention: G4
(you’ll fit in better)

Lost at Apple Store: Also G4
(they won’t know you’re lost, you’ll fit right in)

Lost in the woods: G4
(longer battery life)

Lost at a corporate board meeting: G4
(leather case camouflages with urban wardrobe better)

Lost at school: Dex 7
(looks more like a medical device than a music player)

Lost at sea: The CGM from the Other Guys
(neither Dexcom is water resistant)

Post your Worst Case Scenario via comments and in part 2 I’ll give you my thoughts on which Dex will better McGyver you out of the pickle you’ve proposed.


3 Comments:

Blogger Jonah said...

It got left behind on the bus.

You need surgery. A big one. With long recovery on painkillers.

You lost your meter and can't calibrate.



10:34 AM  
Anonymous Carol said...

Lost while running a marathon.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Scott E said...

Lost the receiver. (a matter of $$, and can you still buy a Dex-7?)

Lost your mind.

7:12 AM  

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