"I also would like to know how! I'm a newbie to the CGM and am very excited about what I have read in this group. I hope I am not too late to join in - most of these posts are over a year old...... Do you just charge and reconnect? with or…"
"Mine itched and drove me crazy so I use a barrier spray by 3M called Cavilon. Make sure to insert first and connect the sensor so the needle tip does not get contaminated and nothing gets in the sensor. Then spray and add the tape. I have zero…"
"I understand the difficulties of being a type 1 diabetic without insurance. I have had that experience and have a buddy and a nephew in that situation now. I think Randy makes a good point, that all plans should be studied to find the best solution.…"
"Ok folks help out a new user. Currently i'm following the directions and changing every three days. Apparently i'm a lemming.
What do you do? When you get "Sensor End" do you just say there is a new sensor and do the two hour…"
"I change my sensors after 2 runs- 6 days. I just don't want it in for longer than that. It just seems like longer is too long to have anything in. My sensors are actually working well when I take them out. I use a iv3000 to cover mine and it…"
"Scott, nope, I don't even know it's there, and no mark left when I remove it after a few hours. I don't know what the sensor is like in the MM, the dex is about the thickness of 2 human hairs. It's one wire wrapped around…"
"Jrtpup, doesn't the site start to get irritable after that much time? With the Medtronic, I generally get either 2 or 7 days out of it (rarely anything in between), but it really starts to itch as time goes on."
"Andy, have you tried Opsite Flexifix? I just restarted my current dexcom sensor for the start of week 3 and the flexifix hasn't deteriorated a bit. The stuff is amazing!
The longest I've gotten with accuracy is 3 wks 1 day."
"Since I started using IV3000, I've had better length and performance out of the sensor. I think the "trick" might be to cover up the "front" of the sensor (where the wire goes in the skin) sufficiently so that it…"
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