Anyone who knows me will tell you I don’t have much patience. I recently had 3 sensors in a row go belly up (bent, from laying on them). therefore, I decided to take a chance on putting on on my inner thigh. The first 24 hours I had low ISIG’s and came close to ripping it out and cutting my losses before wasting another day without useful CGM readings. I’m so used to my Enlites being accurate most of the time that when I don’t have one installed, or am waiting the 2 hours for the first calibration, I get antsy. Anyways…I sucked it up and waited until the following morning and it was like I’d put in a different sensor. that thing has been crazy-accurate.
Because I had place the sensor so close to the crease between my leg and groin, I expected I’d not be able to wear it on a bike ride (which would bum my wife out as she loves riding). I slipped on my bike shorts and inspected where the sensor would lie when I’m on my bike and pedaling. It looked fine and so I slapped on one more IV3000 for insurance and off we went on a 23 mile ride. the sensor was decently accurate to the point of saving me from a couple of lows these past 2 days and warning me when I start to go up a bit. I should take this as an object lesson in the fine art of patience. Patience IS a virtue.
3 days, 5 hours, and all is well.