1. The longer I wear the sensor the better my results are. Right now I'm on day 12 and my numbers are exact to my meter (exactly the same numbers 113-113 mg/dl). Day 1-6 are good as far as accuracy goes, BUT!... day 7 and on have been outstanding! When will my luck end? hmm...
2. My skin (so far) gets less irritated with the Dexcom site as opposed to my pump site. Anyone else notice this? When I take my cgm site out it's almost like nothing was ever there (as opposed to the pump site that can develop red bumps etc...). Sorry Etta, I know you just posted another discussion in regards to the site causing itchy red bumps:)
3. My suggested alert range from my Dexcom Rep was 200 or 180mg/dl on the high side and 90 mg/dl for the low alert? Okay, I have few issues with this... I try to run a tight ship. I like to keep my sugars around (if possible) 70- 130mg/dl. If my low alert were to be set at 90mg/dl I would buzz, vibrate and beep every few minutes. So, I keep my low set at 70mg/dl (this has worked well). 200 mg/dl for the high side is too high for me. I keep mine at 160 mg/dl right now and I am thinking of moving it down to 140 mg/dl soon! Does anyone else keep their high alert low? If that makes sense.
I've had only two Diabetes technology "get happy" moments, getting the pump in 2002 and blood glucose meters begin only counting 5 seconds instead of 60 seconds sometime in the 90's, that's it. I really believe this is better than both (the Dexcom is changing my life) or at least a tie with getting the pump, I could handle meters counting to 60 seconds, I think.