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Old 08-03-2019, 22:16   #21
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More info on my sensor experience. It seems to me that there may even be variability not just between devices and methods of testing BGL, but also between the sensors themselves. My BG has ranged widely in the last 48 hours, and I am on my last available sensor. Readings have been pretty much accurate no matter which method I am using to test, so for the rest of the month I'll probably just stick to the sensor unless there are anomalies in the reads (eg super high or super low). No wonder the government wont subsidise it. Abbott has to do more about safety... because such inaccuracies are not safe, especially for T1s.

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Well, there we go. Last sensor fell out last night with 6 days to go. I had tried strapping it down with some micropore but it didn't help. Back to finger pricking ... oh joy.

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And, a few months later, I have decided to give the Libre sensors another shot. I have seriously lost control of my BGLs and am heading into organ damage territory. Also going to get back to the endo when the pandemic is over (well died down enough to get an appointment) and have her chek again to be certain I am not really a Type 1. I *look* like a 2 but I am recalling now being flagged during my teens for possible diabetes. I was excreting lots of glucose n urine but they didnt name it diabetes... now thinking... maybe. I was on a reasonable diet back then and was very active.

But.. I ramble. I have 3 months worth of sensors coming soonish. Last year when I was using them, in spite of the frustrations of some failing, I was able to control much better than I currently do.

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Sue, good for you for giving it another shot. We've got to do what works...

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So.. the first sensor in this batch... worked well until it fell off at 11 days (of 14). Second sensor worked beautifully until it fell off in the bed yesterday morning also at 11 days of 14. I’ve decided I just cant afford to slap a new sensor on as soon as one falls out so I’m finger sticking until that 14 days is up (2 to go). Overall, though, its been more successful (so far) than it was last year, and I have managed to keep about 85% of readings inside the range 3.9-8.5. I’ve had a few lows overnight initially but have sorted that by not necessarily dosing with RA at dinner. A few highs were self inflicted I still love hot chips.

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Rats on losing the sensors. I use Dexcom and having pulled one out yet, but ironically this time switched to arm placement. They say to use on abdomen, like Libre says to use on arm, but so many Dexcom users like the arm that I thought I'd try. Have it on my forearm and so far (1 day!) so good.

Are there tapes that can secure it, or maybe using Skin Tac would help?

Glad to hear it's working well this time around and that you're getting great info!

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