Thanks Mark. I do have the Minimed CGM. But I think I must have a bad sensor, because after 2 days it alarms, SENSOR ERROR, METER BG, which I do. Then it alarms BAD SENSOR and quits. It has done this the last 5 times at 2 days. Any advice?
Hi Abbey. I have a mimed CGM too. When that happens I usually try restarting the sensor. If that doesn’t work, I toss it and start over. If that is happeing repeatedly like that, you might have a bad box of sensors, or maybe something else going on. Might be a good idea to call minimed and see what they can/will do for you on that. I usually get about 5 days out of a sensor, and then either get the type of errors you are seeing, or the sensor gets way off from reality. Another helpful tip I got from another user was that the sensor only uses the last 3 meter readings to callibrate. So if you have a wacky fingerstick reading (BG on the drastic upswing or downswing), it will take 3 more meter readings for that one to cycle out of the callibration algorithm. I suspect some of the trainers have been told to only tell you what’s in the manual, but some of these tips really are necessary to living with these gadgets.
Thanks for the advice! I think I will give minimed a call, I’m getting to be good friends with them lately. The gadgets are GREAT, yet not. I find it hard not to calibrate all of the time, which seems to throw it off as well. I appreciate the tips.