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|Transmitter & Receiver,|
Sensor is not pictured
|Down we go|
|One word, CRAP|
An upgrade I would love to see in the future is a feature that over rides a vibrate alert if a BG gets too high or low and the person never acknowledges this by pressing a button. This would be a great benefit to me, as often have it on vibrate and forget to switch to loud alerts at night. On one particular night, I had a site go bad and Dexter began alerting for the high, but i did not hear it the entire night. It really tired its best to alert me and vibrated so much it fell out of my bed, but I still did not wake up. I know this feature would be very difficult to include, but a girl can dream :)
While waiting for my Dexcom to arrive, I did a lot of research on the insertion process and the different methods people use to get the sensor to stick to the skin. I really enjoyed watching this video tutorial to familiarize myself with process When the package finally arrived, I was prepared and what I thought would be a very painful, stressful process turned out to be not such a big deal.
I have found that inserting the sensor on the stomach works best for me, but I also use the arm on occasion. I begin by cleaning my skin with an alcohol wipe. I then take of the sticker tape and flatten the sticker onto my skin. Next, removing the plastic safety lock and push down on the plunger until you hear a click and then pull up until you hear another click, as seen in the video below (make sure the volume is turned up).
|This thing is not going anywhere|
Many people ask me why I would ever want to have 2 different devices (sensor and infuse set) in my body at all times and I have one simple answer. It gives me so much peace of mine and allows me to take deep breath and know that I have something watching out for me. Diabetes takes a lot of work and it is impossible to be on top of it at all times, so it is nice to have a CGM to help out along the way.
|This is why I work so hard, SWEET SUCCESS|