A question for Minimed CGM users …
I’m away from home right now, so trying to get the greatest possible mileage out of each sensor (am also not covered for them, insurance-wise), but the one I inserted last night is not lookin’ too good, and I’m wondering if I should give up on it.
I inserted in my upper hip, and while the insertion didn’t hurt (surprisingly), it bled like crazy and by morning there was also some bruising and swelling around the site. I didn’t do the start-up until this morning, and the readings were okay for much of the day (ISIG was a healthy number). Now, however (evening), it seems to be acting like a nearly-dead, day-6 sensor … persistently low readings, even though my meter BG is in range, and an ISIG of 5.18.
I’m going on a day-long rowing trip on Sunday and would like to have a reliable sensor up and running. Any ideas or suggestions or similar experiences? Should I bail and start again tonight? Thanks!!