About Dexcom

I’m happy to report I received my first “no comment” in the history of Just Talking in Episode 73! I suppose that’s burying the lead, so let’s not get too distracted. My guest this week is Eli Reihman from DexCom, Inc. Those of you that frequent my personal blog know that DexCom plays a vital role in my diabetes management and it was a real honor to have someone from this company on my podcast. We spend the bulk of the show diabetes-heavy, talking about the DexCom system, Eli’s impressions of the device (as a person without diabetes), the future of continuous glucose monitors and how vital the diabetes community is to this company. There’s also talk of scuba diving, face-planting on a bike, and returning to work after receiving ten stitches. Enjoy.

If you have any questions about the DexCom Seven Plus Continuous Glucose Monitoring system, you can contact Eli at ereihman@dexcom.com.

Run Time – 49:21

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2 thoughts on “About Dexcom

  1. Nice interview! I’m glad you were able to get someone from industry.

    I totally understand that device manufacturers have to be careful about how software and mobile devices talk to their CGM hardware — and it’s right that the FDA makes them prove safety. But I also wonder whether it wouldn’t be possible for them to become data providers without exposing themselves to an unnecessary level of FDA craziness. After all, both Dexcom and Medtronic offer upload services. Why not provide a way for software writers to ask for a CGM user’s data programmatically? Then third-parties can do amazing things, and it’s up to someone else to worry about the FDA (or not).

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  2. Undergrad at Buffalo – haha – paid his dues. 🙂

    That was a great podcast! I too have worn a sensor for a couple weeks and I have to echo Eli that I didn’t get it either. I went through insertion and slept and showered with it, but there’s no way for a person without diabetes to really understand what it’s like for a person with diabetes to wear a sensor since the alarming, a significant element of using a sensor, just isn’t happening.

    I also agree that we think our meters are accurate and we compare the CGM to it and believe that the CGM must be wrong. I believe that both are useful tools, but neither has precision. We have to use the data they provide within the context of the situations we are in to make decisions.

    But you’re not suppose to dose off of fingersticks??? Maybe I misunderstood that point, but we dose off of fingersticks all day long.

    Thanks for podcasting even in the rain, Chris. Nice to meet you Eli!

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