D-advocate and diabetes coach Ginger Vieira reviews the Dexcom G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitor; she insists she can't live without it!



  • provides security knowing when highs and lows are coming
  • gives you insight into your blood sugar patterns and trends
  • you don't have to be on an insulin pump to use it


  • adhesive can be uncomfortable, and often starts peeling off within days
  • costly
  • every six months Dexcom requires need new transmitters, and dealing with insurance to get these can be frustrating

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