Hi everyone, I inserted my first sensor about an hour ago so I guess I’m a member of the Dexcom club now!
Ever since I got word about insurance approval, I’ve been going through all the documentation and many of the discussion threads here on tD, but I know that there are countless pearls of wisdom, experience, and been-around-the-dexcom-block tips and tricks in this group to fill an unpublishable book. Would anyone be interested in contributing to a running thread of the tricks, quirks, and bits of wisdom that you’ve learned in your time with the Dex? It would be great to have all this experience in one place.
For instance, tonight I learned that the Dexcom receiver stops all charging and actually loses its charge when you shut it down while plugged in. That was a surprise and a bummer on Day One.
Also, In the interest of getting started quickly, I decided to forego the in-office training with the rep and start up on my own. So far so good, but is there any essential info that your trainers gave you that I am missing out on?
One hour till I calibrate, don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about testing my blood sugar…