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Type1 for 30 Plus Years

For those who've had Type 1 diabetes for a long time. I don't really care how long. Just long.

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Perplexing symptoms - Autonomic Neuropathy or Addison's?

Started by earthling. Last reply by earthling 17 hours ago. 18 Replies

Hello fellow D-veterans. If anyone here could help me figure out my current weird symptoms, I would be eternally grateful! Sorry if this is long.Background:I'm a 62 year old woman I've had T1…Continue

Tags: Disease, low, BP, Addison's, Neuropathy

You Did Not Take Good Care Of Yourself???

Started by Richard157. Last reply by angivan yesterday. 28 Replies

Those of us who have been type 1 for a very long time have probably dealt with a lot of ignorance from people giving us bad advice. Has anyone ever told you that "You Did Not Take Care Of Yourself"?…Continue

Sorry Honey...

Started by Stuart. Last reply by angivan yesterday. 33 Replies

Had a little "challenge" this week, which suffice to say I won't go into detail about. It was bad, really, really bad (sic. diabetic stuff) by any possible measure.My question for you my peers....…Continue

Tags: sorry, advice, counsel, experience, lover

50y.o. (almost) now what ...

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Fred Goldberg Dec 10. 9 Replies

Nearing fifty "soon", what kind of changes were necessary for YOU, re: dosages and so forth.How much did you need to tweak the carb counting? How much did you have to change/alter what you used to…Continue

Tags: percentage, anticipated-changes, anticipate, anticipated, formula

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Comment by Richard157 on September 7, 2014 at 8:46am

The Dexcom sensors typically last two weeks, so they can be restarted when prompted by the CGM and no sensor change is necessary. Some users restart a second time and go even longer than two weeks. When accuracy is lost, it is time to change sensors.

Be sure to visit the Dexcom Users group here on TuD, it has more than 1500 members. They are very helpful.

Comment by lisa c on September 7, 2014 at 8:43am

the sensor will say...change sensor soon around day 7. At that time you can stop sensor and start it gain and get a few more days out of it. Most people get another full week, but I only get a few days. When the readings get off, I change it. No worries !

Comment by Rene on September 7, 2014 at 7:48am

Wait Lisa I thought the sensor lasted 7 or 8 days what is this about restart? My fingers would so love only 4 times a day.I do thank you all for your help with this.

Comment by lisa c on September 7, 2014 at 3:33am

I used to test 15 plus times a day. The dex has me testing 4 times now as I totally trust it most days. Only after 7 days and restart do I test more often as I find it has a shelf life . You will find what works for you.

Comment by Rene on September 6, 2014 at 6:56pm

Sounds like something I would do. when I started there aaas no such thing as strips I am afraid I'm one of those people, control freak. Well I'll hope for my ability to trust and relax.

Comment by artwoman on September 6, 2014 at 6:08pm

I test that much because I always had - before CGM. I tested about 8-10x before I was clued into the fact that having type 1 meant my insurance would cover my test strips. I just paid a ton of money. Then a colleague with type 1 mentioned that her health plan covered testing. I hauled my butt to my Endo and got an rx. I am by nature anal-retentive and self-controlling (better than being a pain and trying to control others!). It helps me have numbers (all numbers not just bg) in the healthy non-d range. My Dexcomn4 is very very accurate. I tst to confirm where I am once I notice a change in the trend arrow.

Comment by Rene on September 6, 2014 at 6:03pm

Hi art woman sorry I've been so long my computer is about to drive me up a wall,
I hope I won't have to test that much. Do you do it because you don't trust your sensor reading? I hope not since I will moving to Dex because I don't trust MM.

Comment by artwoman on September 4, 2014 at 6:04pm

Rene, I've bee3n CGM'ing with Dexcom for about 7 years now. I still test between 10-15x a day - mainly when I see trend changes, or numbers that I question. Together with my testing, my micro-dosing of the pump, and my Dexcom4 I stay in range (60-130) most of the time. I couldn't do it with all three. I do have rogue numbers occasionally, but that's part of having T1D

Comment by Rene on September 4, 2014 at 2:15pm

Lisa I can't wait to get it. Right now I check 9 times a day or more and even though I wear a MM CGM I don't trust so I ignore. My husband likes me to wear it so that maybe he'll hear it during the night when my sugar drops but since I wind up sleeping on my pump trying to get it close enough so it will read the sensor I don't hear and he only hears it sometime, the problems of age.
Thanks for the encouragement and advice. I'll let you know.

Comment by lisa c on September 4, 2014 at 12:52pm

Rena, you should love the dexcom. short learning curve. the MM was so stressful and ended up needing to test more than ever. keep us posted on your progreaa,

 

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