Yes, Chris, I feel the same thing you are saying and I've been at this 3 months now. They say it takes about 3 months to adjust to it, make it work for you, so I'd say don't give up yet. I've been ready to pitch mine many times, but too many people I respect love it and say they couldn't be without it. Be sure to connect with the folks with more experience and I'm going to go to a couple classes offered in my area, too. Still, I'm sensitive to insulin, take very little actually, and that much variance makes a big difference on how I'm going to handle it. I end up testing all the time anyway - nearly as much as I used to. But Dexcom told me I was calibrating it too much and confusing it even more. I have complained to Dexcom that many many times now the Dexcom has been even much higher than the 20 percent difference. It says 260, my meter says 160 = and it gets worse in the very high and the very low ranges. That's when they told me I was calibrating it wrongly. I'm tired of being alerted that I'm low in the night when I'm perfectly fine at 103. Dexcom techs remind me that our meters also have that much variance. I know Dexcom is working on this for the next model to come out later this year (?), i.e. the accuracy factor. I hope so. Even the 10-minute lag is much longer for me, more like 1/2 hour. And all my doctors and friends here keep telling me to see it as a TREND device. They seem to think that the trend picture is very valuable, but I keep saying, how can it really be of that much value when it's based on false information? Back up, they say, get the bigger picture - it's telling you your sugar is rising and you might not have realized it and need to deal with it. And so many here, including my dr who is on it, find it so valuable, so I keep plugging to try to adjust and you may find it takes time, too. My dr wears his transmitter much higher on his abdomen, near his rib cage where there is less fat, and he feels that helps with stability. He has found his amazingly accurate. I have scar tissue I stay far away from. People here say calibrating it ONLY twice a day and especially when it's near the value you ideally want it to be kind of helps it situate closer to your waves. I hope that helps some. I know a guy who was a perfectionist and dropped his Dexcom for a couple months, then tried it again and dealt with it better. Just give it a whirl. It's the best we've got so far.