Another Sensor Ordered for Free: DEXCOM (Otro sensor pedido gratis: DEXCOM)

Wow! What a crazy day I've had today with the DEXCOM and the sensor from Monday. I can't believe that the sensor couldn't handle working more than a few days (today is still Thursday!). It's one thing to be woken up out of a sound sleep because the alarm for going down to 80 and below went off at 4 am, but being woken up at that same time and finding out that you're blood sugar isn't 69 and having two straight arrows pointing down wasn't correct! I had done my test using the Breeze2 monitor that I have been using now for almost 10+ years and it said that I was 173 mg/dl! After the arrows had stopped going straight down, I was able to recalibrate and go back to bed. The bad part was, after calibration had taken, the numbers and arrows had completely went away and came back around 6 am. I did another calibration at 7 am because I did my morning breakfast testing, anyway and it turns out that the number at that time was very off, as well. I was supposedly in the upper 300's on the DEXCOM, but on the Breeze2 I was 134 mg/dl. Very strange!

¡Wow! Qué día tan loco he tenido hoy con el DEXCOM y el sensor a partir del lunes. No puedo creer que el sensor no se pudiera manejar funcionamiento más que unos días (¡hoy todavía es el jueves!). ¡Es una cosa para despertarse de un sueño sano porque la alarma para disminuir a 80 y abajo se marchó a las 4:00, pero despertado en ese mismo tiempo y averiguando que eres el azúcar en la sangre no es 69 y tener dos flechas consecutivas que señalan abajo no era correcto! ¡Había hecho mi prueba usando el monitor de Breeze2 que he estado usando ahora para casi 10 + años y dijo que era 173 mg/dl! Después de que las flechas habían dejado de seguir derecho abajo, era capaz de calibrar de nuevo y volver para acostarme. La parte mala era, después de que la calibración había tomado, los números y las flechas tenían completamente se marchó y volvió a eso de las 6:00. Hice otra calibración a las 7:00 porque hice mis pruebas del desayuno de mañana, de todos modos y resulta que el número entonces estuvo fuera mucho, también. Estaba supuestamente en el superior 300's en el DEXCOM, pero en el Breeze2 era 134 mg/dl. ¡Muy extraño!

When I had gotten to the Senior Center for the day, I had called DEXCOM's Tech. Support and explained what had been going on. They said that they'd send the new free sensor to me overnight. I also had asked "Why if there's four sensors in a box, why would two go bad fast if they have the same lot numbers?". I was told that it could be because of how the sensor was/wasn't able to pick up the numbers that it should've been reporting. I was also asked for some of the information on the reciever and read it off to the Rep.. I explained that I was at work and didn't have another sensor to change at the time. The sensors are at home for most of the time and I don't have the box to read off from that the bad sensor was from at the moment. I told the Rep. that I was going to change the sensor first thing when I got home this afternoon-- which I had done.

Cuando me había puesto al Centro Mayor para el día, había llamado la Tecnología del DEXCOM. El apoyo y explicó lo que había estado continuando. Dijeron que me enviarían el nuevo sensor libre durante la noche. También había preguntado «¿Por qué si hay cuatro sensores en una caja, por qué iba dos estropearse rápido si tienen los mismos números de la parte?». Me dijeron que podría ser debido a cómo el sensor era capaz de recoger los números que debería haber relatado. También me pidieron un poco de la información sobre el receptor y léalo lejos al Representante expliqué que estuve en el trabajo y no tenía otro sensor para cambiar entonces. Los sensores están en casa durante la mayor parte del tiempo y no tengo la caja para leer lejos de esto el sensor malo estaba de en este momento. Dije al Representante que iba a cambiar el sensor primera cosa cuando llegué a casa esta tarde - que había hecho.

Along with a call to DEXCOM this morning, I also found out that the sensor stopped reporting midway through the day before I had to leave for the day. The question marks and hour glass were popping up here and there. I hate the hour glass because that makes me wonder if there's any hope that the numbers would show up. Not much luck this time, unfortunately!

Junto con una llamada a DEXCOM esta mañana, también averigüé que el sensor dejó de hacer un informe a mitad del camino durante el día antes de que me tuviera que ir para el día. Los signos de interrogación y el cristal de la hora aparecían aquí y allí. Odio el cristal de la hora porque esto me hace preguntarme si hay alguna esperanza que los números se revelarían. ¡No mucha suerte esta vez, lamentablemente!

I had put the new sensor in around 3:40 pm, so I already did the calibrations after the warm up period had completed. I'm probably getting up around 5:40 am tomorrow, but that depends on what happens tonight before going to bed.

Había puesto el nuevo sensor aproximadamente en las 15:40, por tanto ya hice las calibraciones después de que el período calentar había completado. Despierto probablemente a eso de las 5:40 mañana, pero esto depende de lo que pasa esta noche antes de acostarse.

More news to come soon. Keep on reading! Happy Holidays!

Más noticias para venir pronto. ¡Siga leyendo! ¡Vacaciones felices!

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  • Wow, you have been having a time with sensors! I'm sorry you had such a time today. I did my second insertion of the dexcom sensor by myself today. That went fine but the application of the transmitter again was troublesome. I've watched a bunch of videos and everything seems to go so smoothly. I'm not sure how to use that piece that helps you place it, the one you twist off at the end? I got frustrated and twisted it off before the transmitter was placed and then finally got it in on my own. I'm still in my 2 hour waiting period so I will let you know what happens.

  • The piece/latch you twist off comes off after you get the two clicks for the transmitter to stay in place the right way. You get rid of the twist off latch and the part that's big--- not the transmitter. Did you get in touch with the Support Tech.?

  • I can't seem to make the twist off piece help me to place the transmitter. Lord I know not to toss away the transmitter. I'm just frustrated. I do have the number for Tech support but am waiting to see if this is going to work.

  • I will send you the phone number.

  • I sent you the number.

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