My Dexcom arrived on Tuesday and my plan was to wait until we got back from a short trip before starting it. Of course I quickly decided that I couldn’t wait to start–no willpower with the new toy.
I had to start it at night and I know that is probably a mistake. The first night was reminiscent of my first night with the Medtronic system. Lots of false alarms with lows. I knew that many of you have said that the sensor often takes about a day to settle in. Actually by morning it was on track.
I’ve had some episodes of incredible accuracy and some times that it’s been off. However, when it’s off, it always seems to find it’s way back to accuracy. With Medtronic, I never felt that the inaccuracies were just a twenty-minute lag. It often/usually was just inaccurate and just didn’t reflect what was going on with my BG. I often had to estate the sensor to get back in the ballpark.
As everyone promised, insertion was easy and painless.
So far I am a big fan. My only complaint is that I really miss the integration with the pump. Although I hated the Medtronic system because of pain and inaccuracy, the integration with the pump was flawless. So far I don’t like carrying the extra device. Also, I will miss the Carelink reports that come with the integration.
But I think I’ve made a good decision to switch to Dexcom. I hope that by the next time I need to pump shop, Dexcom will be integrated with Animas and the new Medtronic Enlite system has been released in the US.