Clare, I hear you. The CGM can change lives. However, I still feel the sensor is a HUGE needle inserted in my abs. Not comfortable to insert, but after I remove the ONE INCH needle, it is comfortable to wear.
After a great day --good readings, great ISIGs, excellent calibrations--it was looking good and in the middle of dinner with friends, I got a lost sensor. NO idea why; everything had been fantastic. Tried, in the middle of dinner with friends, to find the lost sensor three times with no luck. Shut it down, as my preoccupation with the sensor (see OCD in former post) was evident, although I tried to be very discreet, very calm and under the table.
Had to insert another ten penny nail after dinner at 8:00 pm. Am waiting to input the transmitter and will wait for the calibration alert. OR, maybe I will just let the sensor cook all night, so I can sleep.
I was truly enjoying "White Christmas." This is the basis of why I hate this device. I perserver, and will keep on keeping on. I just want to feel safe when I sleep.