I started a 7-day trial with Dexcom 7+ last week, and it was halted on the 3rd day because of sensor error.
The first 2 days were fine, although on the 2nd day I began to experience occasional pain at the insertion site. Other than that, I was excited to learn about how my glucose fluctuated.
On the 3rd day morning, I was woken up with a reading of 140, so I gave myself a finger stick, which showed only 70. On that day, I experienced more pain at the insertion site. At night, I received an "Sensor Error #1". Technical Support told me to feed a reading of finger stick an hour later. I did that, and receiver resumed functioning.
After a couple of hours, the receiver showed the same error again. I waited an hour and fed another reading, but this time it didn't clear the error. I went to bed and the next morning I still couldn't clear the error by feeding it new readings. Called Technical Support and they said the sensor failed and needed to be pulled out.
I'm disappointed my trial only lasted 3 days. Since I'm supposed to have a 7-day trial, will my hospital give me another sensor?
As for my sensor problem, what do you think what the real cause is?
I'm a very skinny person. Around my tummy, I do have a piece of lipoma. Can I use that as insertion site?