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Old 11-15-2014, 00:51   #1
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Am running on day 11 of the first sensor successfully. Will I notice a rise in inaccuracy when it is time to change? I am assuming if the readings are within the 20% tolerance for a meter then I am still OK?

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day 11??How many days is your sensor good for. Our medtronic enlite sensors are only supposed to be good for 7 days.

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Dexcom is recommended for 7 days but input from experienced users indicates most of them get 14 at least. My CDE had no problem with this when she set me up. It's a big cost saving.

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I do notice a drop in accuracy around the end of seven days.

It also does not seem to like high glucose or a lot of swings. Perhaps as I'm prone to those, it grows more inaccurate more quickly for me. I've heard of people getting upwards of a month.

Of course, you'll always be checking it when you bolus anyway.

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Hmm, I think the enlite sensor transmitter does not hold a charge long enough to go much longer than 7 days. Glad we have insurance coverage. I ruined a sensor the other day and Medtronic was kind enough to replace it free of charge. Whew!

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Hi Ronnie...I know a girl called Ronnie (short for Veronica) so I always think of you as Ronnie even though I know it is your husband! What is your name? I love your posts and he is so lucky to have such a lovely caring person as his wife.

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Hillary, I am Belinda or Lindy. Thanks for the kind words its nice to meet you!!!
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