What is the benefit from "plugging in early?" If you still need to wait two hours for an Initial calibration, what's the point?
When I change sensors, I remove the old one, plug in the new one, wait two hours, calibrate and away I go.
Am I missing something?
Amen to that. One really needs to hang onto the caveman fingerprick machine as a check against weird readings on the Dexcom as it is attempting to track interstitial tissue blood under rapid changes/or sleeping/weight on the tissues near the sensor.
More than once I had to grab the caveman machine and find the Dexcom unhelpful. Like the other person said readings were good 75% of the time.
Good advice from Korrie.
The first time I did this, almost two years ago, I accidently clicked, "Shutdown", instead of ,"Stop Sensor". Careful not to make this mistake.
I just got my dexcom today too and fully charged. Am eager to try it but a few quick questions though - it requires 2 BG for initial calibration, the 1st is 2 hours after initial setup but when do you input the 2nd one?
will it prompt you for the 2nd calibration?
Is it okay to wear it on my thighs? i'm 20 weeks pregnant and prefer not to wear the transmitter on my abdomen. any suggestion on alternative sites?
Thanks in advance..
Upper arms work for me, other use thigh's.
Abdomen useless for me with wrong misleading results.
Studying anatomy of abdomen make one wonder on choice of abdomen for accuracy!
I'm in the same position. I'll be getting mine in several weeks. I've never been "tethered" to anything but my pens so far.
Does Dexcom communicate with any brand pump? Do they make their own?