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‘Jumpy’ Sensor: DEXCOM

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator

Good morning/evening/night everyone. Sorry for the delay in posting this posting today, but this was the only time I was able to post it. For those who are new, this is the weekly update dealing with how my CGM works each week— and how the sensors can do after they are changed once a week.

I had changed my sensor from last week this morning instead of waiting for the afternoon because the numbers kept‘jumping’ around and I didn’t like them not being close to the numbers I was getting on my testing monitor for the last few days. Each time my numbers were going straight down or angeling down, the numbers would disappear for 5 minutes to 1 hour at a time before bedtime. This was not good and I didn’t feel comfortable going to bed without any readings being shown at the time. This is because of one night a few weeks ago, one sensor failed and I was woken up by a failed sensor alarm going off really early in the morning ( before 2 am). Lucky me, that hadn’t happened for this old sensor.😀👍

Since I had inserted the new sensor in the morning, I had done the calibrations at my job around 10:30 am. So far, so good!😀👍

24 Replies
oldestnewest

🤞🤞 xxxx

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to Oldham12

Thank you!😀👍

You are welcome,🤗🤗

ThreeSmiles
ThreeSmilesStar
in reply to Oldham12

You get everywhere don’t you Lynne 😀

It's cos I'm greedy and have too many conditions!!!

So do you!! Didn't know you have got diabetes as well!!!

ThreeSmiles
ThreeSmilesStar
in reply to Oldham12

Of course 😑.....don’t we all mostly. At least 30 years!

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to ThreeSmiles

It’s going to be 38 years this May for me, personally.

ThreeSmiles
ThreeSmilesStar
in reply to Activity2004

That must be your whole life then Leah 😕

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to ThreeSmiles

Almost my entire life.

ThreeSmiles
ThreeSmilesStar
in reply to Activity2004

👎😕

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to ThreeSmiles

Almost my entire life.

ThreeSmiles
ThreeSmilesStar
in reply to Activity2004

👎 😕

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to ThreeSmiles

It’s better than what could have been.

ThreeSmiles
ThreeSmilesStar
in reply to Activity2004

Oh dear or well that’s good then 👍

ThreeSmiles
ThreeSmilesStar
in reply to Activity2004

Oh dear or well that’s good then 👍

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to ThreeSmiles

Wait and I will let you know everything soon.😀👍

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to ThreeSmiles

Please check your private messages.😀 It’s okay!😀👍👍

Yes like Oldham says 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞. I can predict what the Sensor will, be doing by the end of the week though, Leah, and you can too, and it won’t be good - will it 👎👎👎.

But maybe, just maybe, it will be one of the rare good ones - yippee 😀

Miles

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to ThreeSmiles

Always need some hope!😀👍

Hey this is what we want to hear Leah, so good luck with this sensor. 👍 😀

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to Jerry

Thank you, Jerry!😀👍 I hope it will be good.😀👍

I so well understand the chance we get a senor to last the 10 day window without hick-ups is so rare. Dealing with one now trying to strech it one more day by turning the blue tooth off and hoping the number will come back before the 3 hour window. It's been working So fr with this one though I feel I may end up changing it out a day early. Like Activity you have to depend on the numbers for your safety. My husband travels for business all week he often end up calling me for lows. I drop fast and hard can be 145 one minute in the middle of the night and next thing 45 and dropping. They can not explain this but my doctor wants my numbers always at to be 150. Sure will increase my A1C bbut paer of the battle we live with. 4444Glad I have you to share my expienes over the DEXCOM, you are so supportive.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to cherv

Thank you for saying this! When did you insert the sensor? Which day?

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