Thursday, February 22, 2007

My sensor just lasted 25 days!

I did not mean to let it go that long, but the sensor was doing so well I just let it be! 25 days it lived on my left thigh....we hung out by the fire, went skiing in Quebec and out on the town in Halifax....this sensor saw a good life!

The accuracy was great the whole life of the sensor. I changed the tape every couple of days and kept a close eye on the skin and the sensor. There was no blood when I inserted this sensor - that helped the longevity.

25 days is a longer then normal time. I'll be honest, I was a little nervous when I pulled off the sensor yesterday. I did not know what to expect.....the skin looked similar to when you remove an infusion set, a red bump - but the skin under the tape was dry and will need moisturizer for a few days!

I have a new sidekick, a new sensor on the right thigh.....we're getting to know each other quite well now!


Val said...

Wow, 25 - the most I've done is 15. I really think a lot of times you don't start seeing the accuracy until day 4. The one in now is just on day three but yesterday I got a bad sensor error and restarted - seems fairly good so far today so I may not need to call Dexcom and complain. My own personal rule of thumb is if I can get 3 days out of it, I don't complain if it goes bad on day 4; but if I don't even get to day 3, they hear about it. I try for nine and usually that's fine for me - never had a site look bad when I take out the sensor.

George said...

This is good to hear. I hope to get a CGMS soon (if my bonus rocks). Keep your fingers crossed!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Wow! 25 days! Saved a few bucks with that one eh?