I have seen in many chat groups and have read on many sites, that there are those Dex users who can use their sensors for longer than 7 days. I just received my Dex and am on my second sensor (yeah, that's how new I am to it), but I couldnt figure out how to use it longer since my monitor says, it's time to change the sensor and then it just doesn't do anything else.
does it help with exercise? my daughter is a competitive dancer, and lost her edge ( and front row position) after being diagnosed with d, and lows during class, ( in the back of her dances due to inconsistency and lows)
how does it help you avoid a low then?
Yes, it can help. The Dex graph shows trending, which is very helpful to see how things are going throughout the day. But the Dex also includes arrows that denote if you are heading up or down, and how quickly those changes are manifesting! This is awesome information.
Say she goes to class on day one and is at 140. Her trending might be normal, and she sees "-->" on her Dex. During class, let's say her sugars go to 120, which would be quite normal given the raised level of activity. As long as the trend arrow is flat then this is a good day, and there is nothing to do.
However, let's say on day two she goes to class, again at 140, and that her sugars drop to 120 like the day before BUT she now sees double arrows pointing down. This shows a quick drop is occurring, but while she is still up a bit she can use that information now to get out in front of the drop. Based on the trend arrows provided by the Dex (and alarms too!) she IS going to go lower. She can now stop and get some carbs into her body. Hopefully, she will not bottom out and hit those lows that have dropped her from the front line.
It has become a very valuable tool for me in the way that Michael has described. It truly is so beneficial and helpful to know not just the numbr, but if you are on a high or low path and how fast that number is changing. it really has changed how I look at my numbers.
Hi TT. Can you tell me where you find the Flexifix? I went to my local Albertson's pharmacy but they could not recommend a good tape product. Any information is appreciated.
I get mine from the website:
Zipped up in a shorts pocket.
I used to keep it in an unzipped pocket, but lost it on a ride... I actually went back and after 45 minutes of searching the trail, I asked a guy and he said he'd seen it(!!!). I went back and after a few minutes of walking the trail I actually found it. Amazing. Stays zipped up now.
I don't bring the receiver when I'm surfing...just a couple hours of no data. But knowing what kind of trend I have going into the water is good so I can drink some diluted gatoraid half way through.
Nice home surf spot, I usually do El Porto around there, but love to get up to County Line in Ventura when there isn't traffic.
I clip it in my shorts when playing tennis, but would definitely zip it in something for jogging or cycling.
During the day I just clip it in the inside of my pocket.
Hm. That's pretty crazy. I haven't seen anything like that, and have not heard of anyone else experiencing that kind of thing (not from anyone here on TuD)... but there's a first for everything, right? User beware!