well its my second month on my new dexcom G5. it has not been 100% out of the starting gate. i’ve had it where it is spot-on with my meter readings, and then times where i have had to calibrate it myself. then i’ve had signal losses and losses in direction arrows. some i have simply pulled off out of frustration, some i have waited it out until it got back on course.
today was the 5th day in to my sensor. i kept losing signals, arrows, signals, arrows, signals…etc. after the roller-coaster, i decided it was time to pull it off and put on a new one. well, i went through 3 others before getting one on that felt remotely comfortable. (3 of them were bleeders and had to be pulled out)
i am in the midst of a sensor warm-up session and dont know if i picked a reliable spot. i know that the first 24 hours can be a bit wonky, so i will discount that. i would love it if it worked. really love it. when it works, its like the greatest thing in the world. when it doesnt, my frustration level is matched only by a small child wanting an ice cream.
because so many of you FUD are crazy and wild over the Dexcom, i am interested in how it works for you. i have already asked about good sensor sites for accuracy and know that YDMV and to be experimental. i dont mind that. i just need a little nudge of support from the community. i know i need to have patience, but how much? how long did it take you to adjust to your sensor?
no answer is too small. all answers are encouraged. please help me to get through this; i know that when it works, its the greatest. i want to stick it out.
thanks ahead of time everyone!