Thursday, September 07, 2006


Well my sensor lasted 7 days...not bad!! Yesterday I was trying to sleep during the day between my two nights - and the pump kept on alarming .... lost sensor....first time I ever saw that, but also the first time I ever made it to 7 days with a sensor!! I tried several times to help the pump "FIND" this lost sensor, but unsucessful - I knew it was time for the sensor to be replaced!!

Today I got my Groovy Patches in the mail. I know I know silly - but they are cool and make me smile :)

Hey Jen is swimming across the English Channel today - everything think good thoughts for her!! YOU GO GIRL!

I'm off for 4 days now YIPPIE!



Tiffany said...

Hi Andrea. I posted a welcome a while ago on your first post...but it seems to have been lost in cyberspace!
So (belated) welcome!

I've been using the 522/TGMS (TGMS = Minimed coined that one) for three months now, and the longest I've gotten from a sensor is 11 days (just to try). I stick to 9 or less as a general rule.

Sometimes I find it helps if, on an old sensor, you wait an hour after it's lost and then tell the pump that you've inserted a new one. 9 times out of 10 this initializes the system again for me.

Great to have another Paradigm/TGMS blogger in the blogosphere! I look forward to reading your future posts :)

GaryK said...

Hi Andrea- I am on the DexCom CGMS, about ready to start the 3rd week.

I had a sensor last *8* days, waiting to see what mileage I get out of this next sensor.

Isn't it great to be on the bleeding edge of CGMS technology?