I have been lucky and been able to get between 12 and 14 days on each sensor, understanding that "my sensors" will begin to lose accuracy by about day 11. Last 2 sensors have not made it that long, failing on day 7 (got 1 replaced from DexCom).
I'm in Texas - exercise, work outside, yes in the 100+ heat.
My supplies are now being ordered from Diabetes Speciality Center in Utah. (Like them!) I believe they have the sensors "in house" and ship directly. 3 day shipment, ground. I have talked to them regarding how UPS and FedEx drops off at my physical address (thrown over fence) as I worry about heat.
Dex Tec support just tells me the sensors are good to 77 degrees. (Really? I live in Texas guys. It's 77 at 3 am here now! By 5 pm its so hot that the dogs water bowl begins to boil.) But Dex Tec does not suggest to request different shipments.
Comments please? Do you feel the high summer temperatures may be affecting the sensor accuracy? Either because of wearing them and working/exercising in the heat or due to shipments. I know we are to use them for 7 days, but I have been successful with longer runs since I began using the Dex. Is it because I had to change where I order from? Should I work with Diabetes Speciality Center to see if I can next day air and cool pack them? (FYI - I can only get a box at a time now)
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.