OK. I’M ON THE DEXCOM!!!
i placed it on the outside of my upper left thigh. it has been close to accurate and then not even close to accurate. it tends to run low compared to my finger sticks. it woke me up all night with lows of 40s when in fact i was in my 60s. i have set it on the softest alarm sound that it has, and i still find it loud and somewhat annoying. made for a bad night’s sleep.
but it is comfortable and i dont notice or feel it. it was easy to insert. the sensor warmup session was a breeze. calibration is easy. i guess i am just going to roll with it on this site and wear it for a week to see if it becomes more accurate or if i should find a different site.
some of you have mentioned that sometimes the 1st 24 hours it can be wonky till it settles in, so i will be patient. i plan to swim tomorrow, so i am excited about wearing it in the pool and to see if it is comfortable.
my husband and my mother both want me to hang in there and make it work for me. they are both extremely encouraging, supportive and enthusiastic. ironically, my brother-in-law works in endocrinology soft/hard wear and is up on all of the tech stuff that we all talk about.
when i was at my endo yesterday, we discussed the 90 day implantable sensor. unfortunately, as soon as he said that insurance wouldnt cover it and that i would have to pay OOP, i opted out. is anyone here on FUD familiar with this implantable sensor?
looking fwd to hearing back from everyone for feedback, etc.