I was wondering, has anyone out there have their CGMS transmitter quit on them yet? How long did yours work for before it died?

I managed to only get seven months out of mine before it died. Also, my insurance company, which approved the initial one immediately, is now dragging their feet on the replacement saying it will take four to six weeks for approval.

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yeesh im sorry that you are having issues getting the second one approved. My insurance company only approved the ipro which is the one that still checks it every 5 min but only the dr gets the info, every 3 days or so u have to go in and have them take it out, upload the info and then decide what changes need to be made to the pump.
I was so surprised to hear how long it would take. When I upgraded to the Medtronic 722 pump over the summer the company I went through had absolutely no problem getting the Medtronic CGMS system approved immediately. Yet this time around the insurance is dragging their feet. It is so strange how the insurance industry works!!!

I was so used to using the sensor and my wife was so happy with me having it (I am often unaware of extreme lows). It is strange being without the constant reminder of my bg level. I can help but check constantlly now as I am afraid of missing something.
I have been using the CGMS since June of last year and recently I have been getting repeated calc errors and bad sensor errors. I was wondering if this was possibly due to the transmitter starting to go because I was told they would/could last between 6-12 months. Also I've noticed the last month or so that my sensor isn't nearly as accurate as it has been in the past, could this be from a "bad" tansmitter too?

Those were the exact problems that I had prior to it dying. I noticed numerous bad sensor errors when I would change sensors and have a hard time getting it to finally take if at all. I ended calling Minimed after I went through a few sensors one night and I couldn't even get it to calibrate with the tester.

I am still waiting on my insurance for approval, by the way!!!!




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