Diabetes Blog Week Day 2 – Wild and thin

My fantasy diabetes device…


… is a CGM where the needle…

original dexcom 7 sensor

… just keeps getting thinner and thinner.


I’m choosing the wildcard post option today because I’m completely petitioned out.

And I just took out my first Dexcom G4 sensor after 23 days. I actually thought the wire was still inside my leg because it it is so thin that I did not see it at first glance. It reminded me of the pictures that I’ve taken of my CGM sensors before. The G4 wire is 60% smaller than the Seven Plus version, and who knows how much smaller than the sensor wire from my first CGM experience.

4th Annual Diabetes Blog Week


Back by popular demand, let’s revisit this prompt from last year! Tell us what your fantasy diabetes device would be? Think of your dream blood glucose checker, delivery system for insulin or other meds, magic carb counter, etc etc etc. The sky is the limit – what would you love to see?

Read more Diabetes Blog Week posts here.


  • I hear you on the petition thing! Nice use of the wildcard.

    This post really reminded me of how much I’m using yesterday’s technology. I’ve been contemplating a switch, but this is the first real photographic evidence. Thank you for that!

    And as long as the next generation isn’t the “non-invasive” type that burns off a layer of skin, I could really get behind this idea.

  • Wow! 23 days! That is amazing! Please pardon the exclamations, that is just so great!
    We need to look into the Dexcom. My son is using a Medtronic sensor and my husband changes it every three. John would be thrilled to get over three weeks and we would enjoy the $$$ savings.
    Thank you for writing!

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