Sometimes two Dexcoms are not really better than one. These Dexcoms look the same. They feel the same. They smell the same. I didn’t try it, but they probably even taste the same (that would clearly void the warranty).
The only problem – they definitely don’t sound the same.
About a week ago, I was showing the features of the G4 to a newly diagnosed diabetic. One of the features that is most valuable to me is the HypoRepeat alert that continues to beep until it is acknowledged. It is important for me to have something that will wake me up in the middle of the night if needed. I thought I was doing something wrong when “Fixed Low” under the Try It menu was only vibrating and not beeping.
A few days later I realized I really hadn’t heard any beeps in a while. There was no way that I was acknowledging every alarm the first time (when it only vibrates). And my BG control is good, but not that good!
Wednesday night I purposefully ignored a high alert to see what it would do. It vibrated a second time but did not beep.
A quick call to Dexcom and a new receiver was on the way. I got it the next day and sent the old one back today.
Based off the experiences of others, I expected to lose a USB port cover or the wheel part of the button on the front. I haven’t heard (!) of anyone else dealing with a selectively mute CGM.