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Sensor Issues (Again)!

Activity2004
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Well, to begin with, the sensor that I had used last week was acting up and kept going in and out with the numbers. When the numbers weren't being reported, the amount of time kept getting longer and longer. Odd thing, this usually was happening around the time of 9:30 pm and later each night. Last night was the worst. I know a person isn't suppose to recalibrate more than 2-3 times a day, but when I was about to go to sleep, my receiver alarmed saying that it wanted to be recalibrated (it had been recalibrated before my bedtime snack). So, somewhere between the 9:30 pm calibration and 11 pm, I had to do another calibration before finally falling asleep. To me, this says something isn't right.

Today, I had inserted the new sensor at home before going to my job. I ended up calibrating around 10:25 am, so the next calibration should be around bedtime.

So far, the new sensor is doing okay. I will have to see what happens over the weekend and most of next week. Depending on what happens, I may have to call and get another free sensor sent out before my Endocrinology appointment for September 23rd. I also have to print out the results from the last few weeks using the receiver to give as a copy. Hopefully, the paperwork will match up with the A1c results for this month. I won't get the results until the day of the appointment (it had to be rescheduled from next Monday to the 23rd). Will let you know what ends up happening soon!

Well, it's almost time for dinner here tonight, so I will stop for now and be back when I can. Stay tuned for the next update. :-)

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Bobbi6

Sorry you have so much trouble with that.

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Activity2004
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in reply to Bobbi6

Thank you for that one. I really appreciate it very much. I have to see what happens soon.

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ThreeSmiles

Wow Leah those things sure are a pain, aren’t they! I’m waiting for you to tell me you have sourced a better manufacturer! There must be one somewhere surely?

Miles

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Activity2004
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in reply to ThreeSmiles

I will be in touch later today. It's almost time for dinner.:-)

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Activity2004
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in reply to ThreeSmiles

Done with dinner now tonight. I will send a message to you.😀👍. It’s okay!😀👍👍

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Activity2004
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in reply to ThreeSmiles

Just sent you the message now.😀👍

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Jerry

Hey poor you Leah, so good luck with the new sensor 😊

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Activity2004
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in reply to Jerry

Thank you, Jerry.😀👍 So far, so good. Will let you know how the new sensor does in the next few days.😀👍

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HOBIEONE
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Don't forget to put the lottery on because you deserve some good luck ! You need to know. When I got my Medtronic ins PUMP & sensor it was life changing. My head is miles clearer & when I am at work with Electricity is much better !

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Activity2004
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Thank you, HOBIEONE. I feel lucky in some cases already!😀👍

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cherv

Leah, had the same issues last week and had to do a new insert Friday of a senor. I hope this one will not act so far so good numbers have been great. I've been running low althought it has been reading correctly. Set the alarm off and my husband was home last night and got up with cereal. Keto or not slow and fast acting on my system with some OJ to kick in fast. I still have trouble with serious drops at night they do spring back on their own. We are hoping if my seizure puppy does not work out for that maybe he'll start keying in for my diabetic condition. Good luck to you I know how much we count on our senors and depend on them. I find it to be such a life line, my husband is on Share and when he travels he gets my alarms and numbers 24/7. He he feels safe and tell if something is off. I might be getting ill or have done to much we can talk about how the sensor is acting like did it start acting up like yours, which would not be the first time. Have a wonderful evening!

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HOBIEONE
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in reply to cherv

Having a supportive partner is important at times. My other half is good for me when she needs to be. She often knows before me when I am heading low bg. I love Life!

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Activity2004
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in reply to HOBIEONE

Is everything okay today for you, HOBIEONE?

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cherv

Sensor dropped me for an hour hope it wi hold. I'm reading 143 so stable nothing to reflect any BS issues. Just went out and I was marinating meat for in the kitchen for dinner. Keep you posted as it was just inserted Friday.

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Activity2004
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in reply to cherv

Okay. Hope things settle down soon and the sensor works soon.

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HOBIEONE
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Tech is getting better ! I can well remember test tubes & peing on sticks etc. What a pain & that was your bg from 5hrs ago ? Pls keep at it u2.

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Activity2004
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in reply to HOBIEONE

Thank you for that one! I was told that when I was born, the hospital staff had two testing machines the size of a kitchen table I have here in my house. One was used for me and the other machine was used for the rest of the hospital.

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cherv
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in reply to Activity2004

You were one sick baby!

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Activity2004
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in reply to cherv

Yes, that’s right.

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HOBIEONE
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I must be a bit mad, but I have still got my original test gear. Insulin pumps I have still got the boxes they came in (Medtronic). I have still got a brand new car I got when I was 20 Hoarder did you say ? I might grow up sometime ?

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Activity2004
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in reply to HOBIEONE

Awe! It’s great!😀👍

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HOBIEONE
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I have a double garage which has ct htg pipes in it so my cars don't get cold. Double mad ? My Astra GTE is in black & its that polished you can see your reflection in the paint work. The Alloys have never been curbed. Triple mad?

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Activity2004
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in reply to HOBIEONE

It sounds really great!😀👍

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HOBIEONE
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Can you imagine that ? I got the car brand new in 1983 when I was 20, I am now 56 & I still have it. Battery is off but I think it would go with a little work. One owner from new ? ( I bet there is not many like that about) Mad ? For work I have a twin turbo Merc now

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Activity2004
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in reply to HOBIEONE

Great!😀👍 We try to keep our cars 9 years.

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cherv

Hobieone- just love your attitude, us old folks wish we would have done some of the same. Then time goes by and you wonder the kids really shows no interest like we favored our items. Love them and get buried in them is my plan, my will be my husband and dogs ashes. Would not require as much space as a double plot for a car! Have a great day and many more years!

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phillippo

Hi,

Make sure you change the battery regularly.

Sensors are offered lifetime guarantees (on your life!) by all manufacturers.

Regards

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Activity2004
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in reply to phillippo

Battery life is good and the transmitter is good for 6 months.😀👍

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