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New Sensor: DEXCOM 12-2-2020

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The sensor from November 25th had to be changed today after lunch this afternoon. It kept alarming since 3:08 am (even when there wasn’t anything wrong. The first time I was woken up by the alarm, I had to do a test and then had a snack before going back to sleep.

The second time I was woken up by the alarm, I had done another test and then went back to sleep with no snack needed at the time.

After breakfast, I retest at 9:25 am and had a protein bar. After the bar, I had to retest at 10:20 am and had a can of pineapple juice (my second one for the morning). After all the food I had in the morning, I was really surprised when I was still in the low 200’s before lunch.

When I inserted the new sensor, I called to get a free replacement and it should be here between 3-7 days. Will see what happens soon after today.

More to come soon.😀👍🌈

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Oh my gosh that seems frustrating.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Luna_Child

It can be frustrating, but I have been using the new system since May, so there are some issues that I told the Rep. about that needed some work. I don't know why they promise 10 days when I never can get that amount out of the sensors except for one time since I've been using it.The next free sensor should be here in the next few days, so we'll see how this one does and if I need to use the new one coming in the next week from now.

I thought it was placed under your skin?

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Luna_Child

It is placed under the skin with the introducer needle, but sometimes the sensor doesn't work the correct way after a certain amount of time/days. I keep track on a calendar to make sure I know how long each sensor has been working correctly/needing to be removed and replaced. If it's an early replacement, then I get a free sensor sent out to me.

Oh cool.

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JerryGuest

Poor you Leah as this is like a never ending saga...😱I hope the new sensor is OK and you take care now. 🌈👍😀

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Luna_Child in reply to Jerry

Yes me too.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Luna_Child

So far, so good! :-)

Awesome 😊

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