I feel like it IS caused by me because it runs perfectly fine and never cuts out UNTIL I calibrate…as soon as I calibrate (because it’s showing an incorrect number and he’s 20% or more different up or down in his real BG), the calibration loop starts and eventually (sometimes, not always) the sensor error shows up. If I just left it alone and said “whatever” I think it would be working perfectly fine. The G5 allowed me to single and double calibrate all the time with no problems. The G6 thinks it knows best and just refuses to accept the numbers I put in.
My only reason for calibrating is to keep a good TIR, afterall, why should I / Liam have a worse TIR just because his G5 or G6 aren’t accurate and aren’t reporting his BGs correctly? When he’s truly low or high I don’t mess with it of course, but when he’s NOT low or NOT high, why should I just let it sit and linger there?
But I’m getting to the point where I’m just seriously thinking of saying screw it and skipping the calibrations to save the headaches. I’ll see if the next sensor is the same, but if it is, I will probably end up doing it and just tell the Endo - "Sorry, the TIR is what it is…if the G6 would allow me to correct it w/o spitting chunks, his TIR would be MUCH better…but it won’t, so you get what you get. I know he has only between 1 and 2% lows and severe lows and around 10% highs/very highs and the rest of the time he’s in range.
Tech is great…when it’s accurate. I’ve always used the G5 more for seeing trending data (seeing a drop so that I can correct early to avoid the lows and seeing a potential high so that I can dose more insulin to avoid severe highs)…but this headache the first sensor has caused makes me miss the G5s a lot.
We are only day 7.5 now and I probably will report it and request a replacement around day 9. I’d love to soak as much out of it as I can…I tell you it runs like a charm if I just leave it alone and never calibrate…I really think it’s me and it just doesn’t like being calibrated.
The code on the sticky paper that seals the G6 insertion gun? Yes, I entered that one and the transmitter ID. Which are you talking about not using and what’s the difference in using it, or not?
Maybe? I just feel it’s very cooincidental that it only starts happening when I calibrate it.
The G6 just thinks it knows best it seems and is standofish when you (a mere human) enter a BG that conflicts with what it sees as truth.