There’s a lot of frustration over using these thing, and rather than post in one topic I thought I’d share what works for me in a new topic. Please reply with what works for you. I was ready to give up, but after doing a lot of reading and trying things, I feel I’ve got it down. Here is what I learned.
I started in my abdomen, but never got a sensor to work. I actually never got to the point where I could calibrate without lost sensor errors. I now exclusively put them in my thigh. I may try the abdomen again (see next topic)
Starting a sensor:
This is the toughest part. I put a new sensor in, 40 minutes later plug in the transmitter. If I get a lost sensor or now signal, I unplug, plug back in, and start new sensor. Usually after two hours of this till I get to where it won’t fail (another two hour wait till calibration).
Age of sensor:
OK I don’t recommend this, but this is what I do. Start my sensor on Saturday. On Tuesday I get the Sensor end. I just hit start new sensor (don’t have to wait 2 hours as it asks to calibrate in a few minutes). Go thru the same process on Friday (same sensor). On Saturday I unplug the transmitter and charge. Replug to same sensor and calibrate after 2 hours. I do this for 3 weeks, so yes, I’m using my sensor for 21 days. For whatever reason it acts a little flaky on day 10, but it works better on day 20 than it does on day 1
I go this long because 1. I’m paying for the sensors, and 2. They just start working accurately on the 2nd day.
This thing has been great for me. I can’t imagine being without it.