So, we are 2 hours away from a full 10 day session with Liam’s second G6 sensor session. All I can say is WOW…a vast improvement.
Noticable differences that mean something TO ME.
I was able to calibrate anytime the BGs were > 20% WITHOUT the annoying calibration loops 95% of the time. The loops DID happen…but not EVERY…SINGLE…TIME…and not for 3, 4, 5 or more iterations of the calibration loops. Everytime I did get the loop (3 times total), after the first “come back and calibrate later” message, once the number was entered, it “stuck” and no further loop calibrations were required.
The accuracy was spot on most of the 10 day period. It had to be calibrated on average, twice per day due to incorrect low or high readings. (> 20% difference between finger stick and reading on G6).
The control for the past week is not too shabby. Here are the past 7 days.
And the past 90 days according to Clarity.
I almost don’t even want to do a THIRD test where I USE A CODE and DO NOT CALIBRATE AT ALL…that is a scary proposition to me and I don’t like fixing things that aren’t broken. So, I may just settle with using NO code from now on and having that ability to calibrate when the CGM is >20% off so that he doesn’t just linger low, or high, while the G6 decides whether it wants to ■■■■ or get off the pot for much longer than he’s ever actually high or low.
Yesterday, we were happy to hear Liam had an A1C of 5.6% with a 90-day average for lows/severe lows of < 1%, while his Highs were around 10% and Very highs were around 1%.
So far, I’m really enjoying the G6 now that I’ve figured out what works best for Liam.
What Liam likes:
- The very fast shots that he doesn’t feel at all (he was so happy after he got his first one on and said, “is it in?” When I said “yes”, he said “awesome! I didn’t even feel that.” )
- 10 days as opposed to 7, so fewer shots.
What we both agree on, and like, together.
The “process” for getting the G6 on is much easier than the G5 so that was a welcome change as well…less to do = more time for other fun stuff.