So I stated earlier that I don't get over 10 days per sensor site since starting on the G4. My current sensor was inserted a week ago Thurs, and today is doing quite well...BUT there was a period of time starting at about day 6 where the readings were highly inaccurate. On Day 7, I started getting ???'s for hours at a time, and I was sure the sensor life was over. After a PM with someone who indicated he works to keep the water from his transmitter while showering, I decided to try to take the transmitter off without removing the sensor wire, to dry it...I struggled with it for a couple of minutes but wasn't able to get it off, and the sensor moved around quite a bit. I decided to give it one more hour, and during that hour the sensor started coming back with readings that were completely accurate!
This made me remember that there was one insertion early on where I got 13 days...Interestingly, with that sensor it had pulled out slightly when I was trying to replace adhesive (probably at around 6 days.) I was worried I might have pulled it out too far, but it was still giving accurate readings so I just taped it up well. The readings were completely accurate until the adhesive tape failed and the sensor fell off on day 13.
So maybe all that's needed is a slight change of position of the wire? Does anyone else who's having issues with getting their sites to last want to try this experiment, and pull their sensor out slightly when it starts giving you issues?
I'm probably going to have surgery Tues (a vitrectomy) so I'm wondering if I'll be able to maintain the accuracy that long...I'd love to have a site during surgery with readings as accurate as my 2 week readings used to be on the 7+...