DEXCOM Week 6: Sorry this is late... - Diabetes Research...

Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation
5,424 members1,250 posts

DEXCOM Week 6

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator

Sorry this is late. Been very busy.

Changed the sensor on Saturday morning. I had to wait for the two hours before I could get any results and then do the calibrations. Not sure what happened a few nights ago. I shouldn't have to do another test after doing one 15 minute before. Odd!

More later!

11 Replies
oldestnewest

Are you changing your sensor every week? Ours last on average 3weeks, we just restart it at the end of each week. It saves us a small fortune.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to oceantragic

You MUST CHANGE the sensors each week. I don't use the same sensor for longer than the time allowed.

No, you don't, they last a lot longer, even the rep told us so.

Maximum we've had is 32 days.

My rep. advised changing it once a week to get the best results/ Pushing past that gives poor readings. Even the DEXCOM handbook has you follow these procedures.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to cherv

Thank you for saying that. I was just about to say the same thing about the handbook. I even double checked the book a few days ago to make sure I understood what the company had said.

I've been on the DEXCOM for 1 1/2 years and it's hard for me to believe they send out rep's giving directions that do not follow there hand book. You can find DEXCOM sites were individuals do wear their DEXCOM past the week and restart. It does work for some but reports have been mixed. The tape loosen always like showering, swimming during the week . Yes one can tape around the normal DEXCOM sensor tape with sensitive skin tape really does not work. I'm personally staying changing my sensor as my rep. directed each week for the best readings. I want the best reports restating does not give this you the connection.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to cherv

Smart choice! Who or how can a person swim? The receiver can't get wet. I never went into the ocean at Ocean City recently on my recent trip.

The box itself can not get wet but you can swim, everyone showers. Some are every high endurance competitors and do the run, swim and bike races. The DEXCOM holds up, although in these situation I have understood they add extra tape. My showers are long and and warm LOL!

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to cherv

What about salt water?

I have heard people swimming in salt water they do secure tape around the existing tape. I'm not sure how long their Dexcom reads after these swims. I do know others have reported on different sites when they have not change their DEXCOM they blank signal period periods in their reading. And the Reading are not as close to their blood draws. The machine is fantastic I plan on going swimming in FL the OCT to relaxing after walking Disney all day.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator

Talked to a rep. this afternoon. Very helpful and says I'm doing everything right.

You may also like...