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2 PM FAILED SENSOR: DEXCOM 😫

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While I was working today, my senior from Tuesday afternoon failed at 2 pm. I had called for a free new sensor to be sent to me. This shouldn’t happen. It’s good to have an understanding boss ( she let me use the desk phone to call for the new sensor). The only good thing about this happening was I can always replace the sensors on Friday afternoon after working from now on (again). Really stressing!

The new sensor is going to be coming late next week.

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ThreeSmiles

And so the saga continues for you Leah. 😕. I have too say I think you are very forgiving.... I wouldn’t be, but there again I don’t know if you have any choice other than to be forgiving....

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to ThreeSmiles

I was really mad about the sensor failing, but I tried to calm down before I called the Tech Support. The Rep. understood why I wasn’t happy.

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ThreeSmiles in reply to Activity2004

And so he/she should have!! Well done on remaining calm 😀👎

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to ThreeSmiles

Thank you for that one! I was extremely unhappy before I had gotten on the phone. Doing okay now.😀👍

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ThreeSmiles in reply to Activity2004

That’s good 👍

Poor you Leah, I wish the sensors were more reliable, so good luck with the replacement.

Jerry 😊

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to

Thank you for the good luck! Will let you know what happens soon.😀👍

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StillConcerned

Do you reach a stage where, because you are controlling your glycaemic-load, the monitor is confirming what you anticipate?

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to StillConcerned

Are you asking if both numbers match each other?

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StillConcerned in reply to Activity2004

I'm asking if the sensor just acts as a safety-check of what you can predict by governing the GL phcuk.org/NICE of what you eat?

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to StillConcerned

I use the sensor for knowing what my blood sugars are every 5 minutes so I don’t drop low. I don’t know when I have lows. I don’t feel them.

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ThyroidThora

Oh no, not good.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to ThyroidThora

Yes, this one is doing better, but had one hiccup so far. Will see what happens by the end of this week coming up.

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ThyroidThora in reply to Activity2004

I hope it works much better.

I've been investigating getting a CGM and have looked at the DEXCOM. It looks good but is very expensive. The NHS won't fund it for me and I cannot afford to self fund because I'm unable to work because of ill health reasons. However, one of the positive aspects of the DEXCOM is that the sensors are guaranteed for 11 days use, it's just a pity that the system is so expensive at £159.00 per month.

TT x.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to ThyroidThora

The system is (depending on which one you get) lasts for 7-10 days each sensor. Mine right now is the G4, so that goes hopefully for 7 days with no issues. When I get moved up, then I can get the ones that last past the 7 day mark. Will have to see what happens later this year. :-)

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ThyroidThora in reply to Activity2004

The DEXCOM I've been looking at is the DEXCOM G6. I've just checked a video clip about it on YouTube and the sensor can be worn for up to 10 days so, 3 sensors can last a whole month. It looks good it's just a shame about the price.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to ThyroidThora

I will be in touch soon. It's okay.:-)

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to ThyroidThora

Sent the message now. Please check and write back so I know you had gotten it. :-)

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DRWFPartner

Not again! Has your new sensor arrived yet Acti04?

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to DRWF

The new sensor came yesterday morning.😀👍

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