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New Sensor: 9-6-2021: DEXCOM

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Tonight, I had to change my sensor from 8-29-2021. It was having issues for the last few days on and off— including most of today. When the last time it went away, it didn’t seem to be willing to start working again this evening after dinner.

One early morning, I was woken up by the alarm on the receiver, but nothing was wrong with my blood sugar, so I had gone back to sleep for a few more hours before having breakfast.

There have been a lot of different alarms going on, but most of them were related to the no readings alert issues.

When I finish this posting, I plan to get a new free replacement sent out and hope it will be okay when it comes in a few days. Will see what happens when the time comes. Right now, it’s doing the warm up period and it will take until around 10:19 pm tonight for a reading to show on the receiver.

Watch this page for more updates soon. Stay safe, happy and healthy!

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Regret the sensor issues and giving you alerts when nothing is wrong, wish sensors worked more efficient. Hang in there hope for better equipment to give you better life. !!!

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Herman7275

Thank you! I will be calling for the replacement in the next few minutes tonight.

The issues are interesting with each different sensor each time. Some work as they are supposed to and others have trouble.

Leah, you are far more patient that I am. With all of the problems you have been continuing to endure, I think I would have scrapped the idea now until the manufacturers came out with something that works.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Bifield34

Thank you, Martin. The issue is, this is the only CGM I can use for right now.

Hi Leah, I think it's been so interesting to be able to read of your experiences with DEXCOM. It should help lots of people decide whether it's for them or not, and particularly in the UK where it's been around for less time. In theory it seems like a brilliant concept but in practice throws up more problems than it might be worth. But at least anyone following your journey with this, will have a better understanding as to how it operates (when it does)!

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Callendersgal

Thank you, Sue. It does give good information to everyone and helps them make their own decisions about what they want to do with a CGM.😀👍

I’m interested in sensors and looking at the Dexcom, I’ve emailed a couple of questions but not had any answers as yet.Would people recommend them?

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to LaceyLady

Has your doctor said they want you to use a CGM system? If they had, then they will need to fill out a few forms for you and write a prescription.

No, I thought I’d have to pay privately

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to LaceyLady

You can ask your doctor about that before you ask them if it's okay for you to start using a CGM. They may have different requirements depending on where you ( in general) are located. :-)

Phoned Dexcom to ask my questions, 1) Is the adhesive hypoallergenic? )2 Can I swim etc regularly?Seem the adhesive isn’t and she sent me a list of creams etc and list of effectiveness 🤷🏼‍♀️

I’ll react I could guarantee it. My sister reacts to anti smoking patches and after my partial knee replacement surgery, I reacted big time to the dressing and took 2 months to go!

So, probably can’t use it.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to LaceyLady

What about asking your doctor about other CGMs?😀👍

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