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Week 42: DEXCOM Update (Semana 42: actualización de DEXCOM)

This is week 42 of the DEXCOM.  So far, the week has been going quite well except for one hiccup two days ago.  Before getting ready for the busy work day, I checked my DEXCOM to see what the number was supposed to be on the receiver.  Unfortunately, the symbol for the antenna wasn't there for a few minutes.  This got me really not happy because I didn't want to stop everything and get a new sensor put in before leaving the house.  Lucky me, the antenna did come back and things have been going okay.  There was no need to replace the sensor, yet after all.  We'll see how much longer it can last before Tuesday afternoon next week.

Esto es la semana 42 de los DEXCOM. Hasta ahora, la semana ha estado yendo completamente bien excepto un hipo hace dos días. Antes de prepararme para el día laborable ocupado, comprobé mi DEXCOM para ver lo que se supuso que el número estaba en el receptor. Lamentablemente, el símbolo para la antena no estaba allí durante unos minutos. Esto me consiguió realmente no feliz porque no quise parar todo y poner un nuevo sensor en antes de dejar la casa. Afortunado mí, la antena realmente volvió y las cosas han estado yendo bien. No había necesidad de sustituir el sensor, aún después de todo. Veremos cuanto tiempo más puede durar antes de la tarde del martes la próxima semana.

I've noticed lately that sometimes, the DEXCOM has the arrows going angling up or down, but the end numbers don't reflect that!  Not sure what's going on with that, but the numbers aren't too low or high afterwards.  I'm thinking the DEXCOM is sometimes confused about where my numbers are supposed to be.

¡He notado últimamente que a veces, el DEXCOM tiene las flechas que van desviándose o abajo, pero los números del final no reflejan esto! No seguro lo que sigue esto, pero los números no son demasiado bajos o altos después. Creo que el DEXCOM a veces se confunde sobre donde se supone que mis números son.

More later!  Keep on reading!  I'm going to go and check back in later today if there's any time or if the weather isn't that bad (no thunder and/or lightning).

¡Más más tarde! ¡Siga leyendo! Voy a ir y revisar de nuevo en más tarde hoy si hay algún tiempo o si el tiempo no es que mal (ningunos truenos y/o relámpago).

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Day Leah.

I find that my Dexcom sensor will drop off after a shower or wearing high wasted clothes that rub the senor. I try and protect the senor during showers by taping plastic over like a rain coat. Seems to help especially when it's neat the end of the week of the change. I often try to get a few extra days from my senor-I'm so thin difficult to find implant sites.

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Thanks for the information.  I'm sorry for taking a little longer to get back to you, but I was having lunch.

Taping plastic around the transmitter seems a little hard .  How does the plastic with tape stay in place?


There are some tapes on the market which I think you would like the tape feels like what surrounds the DEXCOM senor. Very thin and easy to remove but will provide coverage. I'm sure many of the sport individuals use this for racing or swimming. I hope to put enough weight on to swim with my grand kids this summer and will use this.  The product I've used in the past to prolong changing my senor and keeping it place is Nexcare Flexible clear tape, the tape. It's also hypoallergenic. Can be found at any of your drug stores. This is surgical tape so it is designed for longer use.


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