I am so excited! I came home today to find my daughter's Dexcom 7 plus had been delivered a day earlier than we expected. I felt like a kid at Christmas! We have been waiting for this for so long. Every low she would have without any symptoms would make me sick knowing there was a device out there that could help us catch them before she went too low. Well, now I hope to be able to relax a little knowing "Dexie" (she named the receiver) will be watching out for those nasty lows and alerting me when she sees one coming. I have no idea if our medical supply company or Dexcom intends to do a training with us but, I couldn't wait so, I read the directions and forged forward and got Dexie up and running. After the warm up period my daughter's 2 finger sticks were 122 and 127. Dexie gave us a reading of 120. I squeeled like a 4 year old in a toy store! If Dexie can catch even half of L's lows before she hits 40, I will be so happy.
Congrats! I hope it's still going well.
Dexcom should definitely have a nurse meet you at the endo's office for training if you ask, although you might not feel like you need it now. When I switched from 7 to 7 plus, the training helped me learn about new alarm features, etc. But, I'm lazy about reading manuals. (: They're helpful on the phone too if you just call the 1-800 number.
Occasionally, I'll get a bad sensor that misses a low. So, I find it really helpful, but I still try to be as aware of low symptoms as I can w/ my hypo unawareness.