DEXCOM and Travel Issues (DEXCOM y cuestiones de viajes)

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great day/evening so far.

¡Hola cada uno! Espero que todos ustedes tuvieran un gran día/tarde hasta ahora.

Sorry for the delay in typing this posting, but I've been away on a mini vacation and just got back this afternoon. It was quite a nice break for a week.

Lamento la tardanza de la mecanografía de esta fijación, pero he estado lejos durante unas vacaciones mini y sólo he regresado esta tarde. Era completamente una ruptura agradable durante una semana.

While I was on my vacation to the beach, I brought the DEXCOM with me and lucky me, I brought 3 extra sensors with me just in case I would need a new one inserted. Turns out, I was smart and did that because the sensor I had been using since Monday of this week finally stopped working last night (Thursday dinner time-- 6:15 pm USA time). When it got to be 9:15 pm, I called DEXCOM and the Support Tech who answered the phone told me that I would not be charged for getting a new sensor sent to me by tomorrow evening (Saturday) since it's not my fault that the senosr had stopped doing its job. I told the Support Tech Rep. that the receiver kept showing me question marks and an hour glass baclk and forth. Eventually, I ended up replacing the sensor since it never started working, again. I never was told that the sensor failed, either. I call this a "Deep Sleep" since the DEXCOM never woke up before I had to go to bed.

Mientras era durante mis vacaciones a la playa, traje el DEXCOM conmigo y afortunado mí, traje 3 sensores suplementarios conmigo por si acaso necesitaría nuevo uno insertado. Resulta, era elegante e hice esto porque el sensor que había estado usando desde el lunes de esta semana finalmente dejó de trabajar anoche (el jueves hora de comer - 18:15 tiempo de los EE. UU). Cuando se puso para ser 21:15, llamé DEXCOM y la Tecnología de Apoyo quien contestó al teléfono me dijo que no me acusaría por conseguir un nuevo sensor enviado a mí antes de mañana por la tarde (el sábado) ya que no es mi falta que el senosr había dejado de hacer su trabajo. Dije al Representante de la Tecnología de Apoyo que el receptor siguió mostrándome signos de interrogación y un vaso de la hora baclk y adelante. Finalmente, terminé por sustituir el sensor ya que nunca comenzó a trabajar, otra vez. Me dijeron nunca que el sensor falló, tampoco. Llamo esto un "Sueño profundo" ya que el DEXCOM nunca se despertó antes de que me tuviera que acostar.

Speaking of sleep, since I had to change sensors, I ended up going to bed around 11:30 pm. That was when I had to do the two calibrations to get the new sensor up and running. So far, this new sensor is working out nicely, but I won't hold my breath. If it does last for the seven days like it should, I'll be very happy. I'll let you know what happens when I can.

Hablando del sueño, ya que tuve que cambiar sensores, terminé por acostarme a eso de las 23:30. Esto era cuando tuve que hacer las dos calibraciones para despertar el nuevo sensor y marcha. Hasta ahora, este nuevo sensor calcula amablemente, pero no sostendré mi aliento. Si realmente dura durante los siete días como ello debería, yo ser muy feliz. Le avisaré lo que pasa cuando puedo.

Since I have the DEXCOM system, it is not possible to go in the ocean's water. The receiver is NOT waterproof and I don't know what salt water would do to the system if I had gone into the ocean. I usually just sit on the beach and do some reading and watch the waves. It's the only down side to having technology attached to you!

Ya que tengo el sistema DEXCOM, no es posible entrar en el agua del océano. El receptor no es impermeable y no sé lo que el agua de sal haría al sistema si hubiera entrado en el océano. Por lo general sólo me siento en la playa y hago un poco de lectura y miro las ondas. ¡Está el único abajo lado a la atadura de la tecnología a usted!

Well, I better go for right now. More news to come soon. Keep on reading!

Bien, mejor voy para ahora mismo. Más noticias para venir pronto. ¡Siga leyendo!

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  • For the first time I had the hour glass show up and questions marks. It was late and I just could not stay up. Checked my numbers and added a little more carbs. for cushion insulin sensitive, I drop at nights very low. Replaced the sensor in the morning and it has been working well. I hope this continues.

    Best wishes to you on yours.

    Would be interesting to see a poll on duration of individual sensors and see how long they can last. Less than 7 days, 7 days or more.

  • So, you want a poll on the DEXCOM system? I'll have to see what can be done. Thank you for the suggestion!

  • I've had great promise with mine most of the time. Can last over 7 days before change, have added tape and bathed with the DEXCOM I take very long and hot showers without adding tape. This summer I would love to jump in the pool it has been so hot.

  • Make sure the receiver is not too far away when you're in the pool. Don't get it wet!😀

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