I should be recieving my Dexcom by Fedex tomorrow or the next day. I am so excited! My BGs and A1c's have become progressively worse and harder to control for my whole adult life (15 years or so), and I hope this will help me to actually CATCH my BG before it gets to such awful numbers (415 this morning). Maybe even help me to spot trends I have not yet been able to recognize.
Anyway, I have a couple of question I hope anyone here might be able to answer for me:
I get in the hot tub every day. Will this greatly affect the tape adhesion?
I have a bunch of Polyskin dressing 2" x 2.75". If I have sticking issues, could I use this stuff?
If I want to reuse the sensor longer than the recommended time, do I need to remove and reattach the transmitter, or can I just tell the reciever that I did?
I have read that if you are willing to use the sensor more than a week, that it tends to get more accurate. In your experience, how much does accuracy differ from week one to week two (or even three)?
Anyone who uses alternate sites for the sensor: What kind of pain factor is there with the insertion in different areas? Similar to pump sets? I put my sets in my upper and lower abdomen, back, and hips, but have never tried my arms because I am not that flexible, or my thighs because I remember taking a shot there once as a kid and it HURT A LOT! I do not like the look of the 'inserter' for the dex sensor, but then again I also did not like the look of the set inserter that I use either. I always preferred putting them in manually for some reason.
I am sure I will come up with more questions!