"When I started using the Dex I was putting it in my stomach and my hips, too, and it hurt 24/7. It also died much more quickly (i.e. I could never get a sensor to last past one week). I never managed to make either of those sites work comfortably.…"
"I posted a forum thread about this when I first got the Dex, in a total panic because my trend arrows would disappear and reappear at random. It's totally normal; sometimes I go for a couple of hours without one, especially near the beginning…"
"I'll second what has already been said: itching is just a part of the deal, but usually i find that it only lasts for two or three days and then stops, so the longer i can wear a sensor for, the less it itches.
As for tape, i've had…"
"I also use my upper arms exclusively for my DexCom sensors, and usually around day 6 or 7 I have to put another piece of tegaderm or hypafix over the original tape to keep it on. but i also restart my sensors and use them as long as they will…"
"I'm sure you've probably made a decision by now, but I just wanted to throw in another vote for the DexCom Seven Plus. This device has been by far the best development ever in my diabetes treatment (and I've been diabetic for 17…"
Thanks for the show of support! I actually went off of the pump about three months ago and my A1c dropped from 7.8 to 6.4. It had gotten to the point that you describe where I never knew if a pod was going to work or not and there were…"
"This happens to me all the time, I feel that 1 in 3 pods seems to not work and I get little to no absorption without any pump errors. It also seems totally random sometimes one site works and sometimes it doesn't, even with rotating sites…"
"thanks for the birthday wishes! things are pretty good with me - especially now that i'm on a pump vacation. the omnipod has just not been working for me. but no, i don't have any questions.
how are you? :)"
"Yes. You are out of luck with this one. I forgot about the alarms. I turned these alarms off a long time ago. Too much action (vibration) in my pocket. In the beginning I saw a lot of double arrows. A sign that my control was not good. Over time the…"
Well that is very strange! So you can see how messed up your sugars are but do very little about it? :) I hope you get that all straightened out because life is so much better on the pump! Keep me up to date if you can :)
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