I have tried multiple times to get an enlite sensor to work, but am fed up and confused with all the problems. I have tried about 5 separate times to get it to work, and each time I go in optimistic because everyone says how wonderful it is to have a cgm, but it’s always bad.
Last Tuesday, I was trying yet again to get the sensor to work. It had been inserted for 2 days, and there was already a reading of 145 on the cgm when my meter said 62, but I figured that was 1st day inaccuracies. I woke up with a meter bg of 135, sensor said 92, ok. I took my insulin, ate breakfast and went to work. An hour later, the sensor starts going crazy telling me I have a low blood sugar. I don’t feel low, the cgm has been wrong before, and I work in a daycare so testing is not convenient, so I ignore it. It keeps going all morning. 2 hours later, I start to feel really sick. It feels like ketones. CGM says I’m under 40. I have to throw up, and in the bathroom, I see that my insulin pump has become disconnected!!! Meter bg is 395. It must have happened at breakfast because I tested 3 hours ago. I am devastated, and spend the rest of the day recovering (luckily I didn’t have to work that afternoon because there’s no easy way to cover my shift on that short notice). This is exactly the situation I hoped a cgm could avoid, but it didn’t help at all because I knew I wasn’t 40 (I can feel lows, but have 0 sensitivity to highs until I get ketones). The next day it stopped working entirely and just kept telling me to change the sensor. I restarted it a couple times, but it was dead. When I removed it, the filament was curved like a question mark.
Every sensor I put in has failed within 5 days. They have not given me 1 day of accurate readings. Every time I remove them, the filament is curved like a question mark. I have tried everything I can think of. The Medtronic sites just keep saying it must be user error, so I did everything they suggested, but it’s still not working. It’s beginning to feel like my fault, but I have no idea what I’m doing wrong. I calibrate 2 to 3 times a day, and my blood sugars were very stable in the first day. I know the meter bgs were accurate.
I called dexcom to try one of their sensors in the hopes that it’s just me and enlite don’t get on, but I’m worried that my body is just difficult because 15 years ago I had a ton of trouble getting pump sites to work (thank god that’s better now, but I took a decade long break from pumps because of it). Has anyone else had this much trouble?