Still on the CGMS?
Wow, all great tips. I too get 6+ days from a single MM sensor. After 6 days, I generally take a break from the sensor for a couple days, then start up again. The alerts will drive you crazy, but I find that they keep me very alert to whats going on. I never start a new sensor before bed, only because that means waiting 2 hours to calibrate. Weak Signal, or Lost Sensor alarms will teach you where the good sites are, especially for sleeping. The transmitter is very small, and can easily be lost. Set a routine of where you keep it when taking a break, and be especially careful with it when traveling. I set one on a table at a hotel I was staying at, and the housekeeper thought it was trash, and discarded it. I did get a new one, but it cost me dearly$$$. I also use the CARELINK software, which allows me to work very closely with my CDE on basal rates, etc. Even after 45 years with T!D, I need an occasional shout, nudge, or suggestion. All done via e-mail. Love that allot. CMOP=Critical Measurements of Performance, and the CARELINK reports show me how I am doing 24/7, and help me set goals.
Curious how your doing Tim.
Best of luck!!
I was on MM CGM for about 6 months is was fine in beginning then started having problems. When I called they always had me finger stic witch I had no problem with its just insurancw Anetna Medacare didn't cover a whole lot. I eventually stopped the CGM due to supplies ran and out and cost. I am a type 1 and also suffer from Multiple Sclerosis. I support the CGM my last A1c in Dec 2011 was great. Good luck with CGM