Anyone lined up for the dexcom G7?

I recently used this manufacturer coupon https://dexcompdf.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/g7-g6-cash-pay-tearpad.pdf at CVS and paid $235 for 3 G7s. I had Commercial insurance through ACA with huge deductible.

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Doesn’t seem to be any consistency in pricing anywhere in Canada, so confounding. It’s basic silliness amongst politicians that gets us to where we are now.

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3 G7 tabs. That only gets you 30 days, yes?
That was the main reason I couldn’t afford it. When my insurance covered the Freestyle Libre, I got 6 sensors for $260 which lasted 14 days each. So 84 days worth.

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i would try and have your endo submit a prior authorization…dexcom won’t get back to you for a week, my dr and pharmacy told me i didnt need a prior authorization, however, my coworker was paying half of what i paid (pharmacy won’t give refunds), so i insisted on a prior authorization and i magically received the lower price(this was a while ago when my job’s insurance coverage switched dealers)…worst case scenario, they tell you “ok, that’ll be $3000” or whatever, and then tell them you’ll be right back

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Just had my Endo appt today. He was relatively impressed with my numbers that I attribute to trying iAPS (v 2.3.3). I had an A1C of 6 (not too low, not too high), a TIR consistently between 85-93% (using a 70-140 daytime, 70-180 during sleep…thinking of lowering that one too). We discussed a potential move to G7 and he gave me a couple to try and report whether I wanted to continue with it. He’s experienced both patients liking G7 as well as complaining of dropped connections (he’s fully aware of Dexcom’s improvements to BT last year and underlined Rev #s.

I just changed my G6 yesterday, so may give G7 a try in 9 days or so. Will have to look at training vids and review whether I need to swap out pods as well. Any one that’s actually done it, please feel free to comment. I’ll also have to look up the iAPS process (using v 2.3.3) for activating a G7 (presumably the same as Loop). Any other considerations I’m missing?

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Been on the G7 for months. To me it is much improved over the G6. Only takes 30 minutes to warm up. The accuracy seems much better with less calibrations needed. It also lasts most of the time the full 10 days where I had trouble with the G6 conking out at around 7 days.

When I lost the ability to loop, the G7 is the main reason I would not go back to the Ominpod 5.

@ TomH The G7 is very easy to set up with loop actually you can switch between the G6 & the G7 you just have to download the G6 or G7 app to your iphone & away you go. As for Pods. Are you using Omnipod Dash pods? If so there is no worry about them they work great.

Cheers :smiley:

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My 1st shipment of G7 is supposed to arrive tomorrow and my G6 will be expiring tomorrow. Maybe I will use the G7 or maybe not. Maybe I’ll want to look at the stuff. That’s my way.

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@ CarlosLuis Best wishes getting on board with the G7. You won’t be disappointed :smiley:

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@SobeiT Yes, I’m on Dash and figured it would be pretty easy to do. But thanks for the feedback! Seems people either love or hate G7. I can’t help but think a few people had an issue and their stories just get repeated…right up to hearing it from a presumed “horse’s mouth!” I’ll give it a try and learn for myself!

Ref your comment on O5, I’m pretty sure Insulet is “biting at the bit” on G7 compatibility. Their site says they have “limited market release” of pods compatible with G7. These things always seem to take longer than they should. Not sure if the holdup is Insulet, Dexcom, or FDA.

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@ TomH

Yes I know the 5 is heading toward commercial release soon & I may have to reconsider however the 5 will continue to give insulin down as low as 60 BG. I want a pump I can control better. I am holding out :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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This is why I’m happy with C-IQ. It will reduce basal to zero if needed and not bad on autocorrections. I’m prone to doing slight overrides base on my analysis of the trends and how my body responds to insulin.

This is the issue I see with overly automatic pumps. People are too unique. If they all go that route I will happily ditch the pump for MDI.

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I assume that is the Tandem Control‑IQ. Am I right or am I right :grin:

Amen Brother Amen :clap: Now if we can just keep the Endocrinologists from trying to put us in the one size fits all D box we’ll all be better off :laughing:

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