I just started using the 14 day sensor. I have a ten day on the left arm and a 14 day on the right arm. Here are my observations:
- The 14 day sensor is identical in form, fit, and application to the 10 day sensor;
- The 14 day sensor must be started using the reader, just like the 10 day sensor.
- The 14 day sensor cannot be read by my phone, excluding the use of Glimp or Diabetes:M applications;
- The 14 day sensor reads nearly the same as the 10 day sensor - in other words, I read one, then the other, and they give nearly the exact same number. I conclude that the 14 day sensor is just as inaccurate and unreliable as the 10 day sensor;
- The 14 day reader uses the same test strips as the 10 day sensor;
- The 14 day reader provides the same reading from a manual finger stick test as the 10 day reader;
- A one month supply of the 14 day sensors (2 each) costs me the same as a one month supply of the 10 day sensors (3 each);
I conclude that the only difference between the 10 day sensor and 14 day sensor is that they are programmed differently, so as not to be interchangeable. They are, from my short experience, identical in ever other regard.
I’m at a loss as to what the benefit of moving to the 14 day sensor might be. Does anyone know what advantages there might be?
Because the 14 day sensor cannot be read by my phone, I can’t use Diabetes:M or Glimp to overcome its inaccuracies. I’m inclined to go back to the ten day sensor until the 14 day sensor can be read by my phone.
I’d be interested to know the experience of others in the US who have switched to the 14 day sensor.