Thursday, August 23, 2007

Sensor resetting? Strange!

Well I had a little blog vacation, I'll blame it on Birthday season! I am so excited, my parents are up to visit for the week. That means fun times!! My parents are the best guests, they bring their own house (only thing better is my sister, she brings entertainment in the form of kiddies!!!). My father was talented enough to back their trailer up the twisty driveway right by the back patio.......so my days now include long walks along the beach, drinks on the patio....relaxing good times! 

I have had strange sensor/transmitter resets over the past week. Very strange! Everything would be going fine .... then all the sudden my sensor reads "weak signal" and soon after shows the 3hr restart screen. 1 hour later a calibration, and the sensor is back online. This was happening at a more frequent rate as the sensor age increased. I called Minimed, they really had no idea. I pulled the sensor yesterday and so far all is good.

Every time this strange reset occurred I was in different places, so I have nothing specific to blame it on. Once I was on the beach, another time at work .... once driving in the car. I blame it on the age of the sensor. With all the other sensors I knew they had lived their lifespan when the readings were "off". This last sensor never stopped being accurate, it just had sporatic connection issues! It was hard to pull this sensor that was still accurate - but I was getting tired of this reset every 4 - 8 hours!! No thanks!!

All is well, I have a new little buddy on my left thigh who is loving her new life. We hope for a long and healthy relationship!

Side note, check out Allison's page Lemonade Life, she has a short survey on the idea for a conference specifically for Type-1 diabetes!! It is about time ..... this survey has good questions and I hope the result is an excellent conference!! I would travel from Nova Scotia for sure....anyone need a ride along the way? HA!! 

2 comments:

Steve in Yellowknife said...

Weird, my sensor did the same last week? It happened for a good 2-3 days (I was not happy because it was a brand new site). I ended up moving to a new sensor/site and all was fine...weird?

Scott K. Johnson said...

I was trying to figure out what the heck you meant by "they bring their own house"!!

It made sense for me after the trailer line.

Sounds like the best of both worlds!