The New Job Revealed!

The NewsAlright folks, it’s time for the big reveal, which will also, as a byproduct, include a bit of a let down BUT one that’s well worth it.

My new job is with Dexcom and I couldn’t be more stoked. I will be managing the Portland to Tacoma territory for them with the sole purpose of getting the best CGM on the planet into the hands of more patients. I’m one week in and already loving all the diabetes interaction this job allows for. Getting to talk about diabetes and the benefits of CGM are a dream come true for me. And also I called on a pediatric endo office yesterday and kind of melted into a pile of mush based on the cuteness and bravery of the kids in there. Wow. I hope I was that cool when I was diagnosed.

After several months of looking for the right fit up here in the Pac Northwest, I’ve finally found the right home for the next step in my career. I followed the company since it’s inception and the fact that they are based in San Diego is a huge bonus for me in that it allows for trips home for meetings and trainings. Most important though is of course the fact that diabetes education and advocacy are my true passions in life, and this allows me to persue that and also have a career at the same time. Stoked!

So what’s the downside? Well, as an employee of Dexcom there are rules and regulations about what I can write about on this blog (and any other social media) in regards to the product. Posts about CGM will still be happen, but expect it to be referred to as just that: CGM with no brand name, as well as fewer (if any) photos of my device.¬†¬†This is a normal company procedure and I’m so happy to make this tradeoff because it means I get to work full-time for what I think is the coolest company out there. Plus, I get to help people with diabetes live better – and that’s a dream come true for me. Well that, and finally being employed again :)

 

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Comments

This does sound really cool, and I’m so happy for you! Congrats!

Congratulations on your new job. I use Dexcom and really like the latest generation. I imagine you will be great at helping people understand the benefits.

Congrats and I am sure you will be highly successful in the new position. Your passion and understanding for making the lives of PWD better and making managing diabetes easier come together in this role. Not a job – more like a mission :) The minor restriction in your blog is not consequential – we know which device-which-cannot-be-named is bolted on your DiaBatBelt, and I’ve always been more interested in the narrative of how you manage your life with diabetes than the hardware. Good luck in the rainy state!!

Yay! Congratulations! What an exciting company to work for! As much as I love my pump, I think my dexcom is the single most useful diabetes tool that I use. You will be a great asset to the company!!!

Congratulations on the new job. Sounds like it will be a great fit. I did want to point out this line from your post though – “the fact that they are based in San Diego is a huge bonus for me in that it allows for TRIPS HOME for meetings and trainings.” Still thinking of San Diego as home? ;)

Alexis, don’t listen to JPE. It takes a long time to think of a NEW place as home. I’ve been living in the Seattle area for almost nine years and I STILL think it’s strange to see all those “foreign” Washington plates on cars. Congrats on your new job!

Congratulation!!!!

Haha yes Tim I feel the same way about the Oregon license plates! San Diego will always feel like home becuase I was born and raised there- it will always be “my hometown!” But really, my home is wherever Jacob and I (and now our dog Cali too) choose to call it :)

Sincere congratulations to you

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