An Epic CGM Sensor

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What do you call a one-month anniversary? A monthiversary? Mensaversary?

I ask because a couple of days ago I had the pleasure of celebrating a very special one-month anniversary– that of my CGM sensor. That’s right; I had hit a new sensor-longevity record: that sucker worked for a solid month. August 22nd to the day it died, September 22nd.

I didn’t make it easy on the little guy, either. That sensor went rock climbing with me. Flew in a plane. Swam. And I suppose I took at least sixty showers.

I consider this a victory. For Medtronic manufacturing, for 3M Tegaderm tape, and for my non-biofouled insertion site.

Take that, diabetes.

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Kymberly
Kymberly

I’m curious where your sensor site was when it lasted 1 month.

Beth @ Shug in Boots

Wow! This sounds terrible, but I’ve always automatically changed it after 6 days. Does it not get infected/red? Maybe I will try it longer and see what happens. What an inspiration! Duh! :) It’s also super interesting that accuracy IMPROVES with age?! Really? I feel enlightened.

June S.
June S.

I’m not sure how safe it was for you to have worn your MM sensor for such a long time. One needs to think about the possibility of infection, of course. I, too, wear MM sensors, and find that, like a fine wine, their accuracy improves with age. Anyway, I’m afraid to leave one in for more than 10 days at a time.

Bernard Farrell

That’s impressive. Best I’ve done with a Dexcom is about 20 days and I usually get 12. After that the adhesive really goes away, swimming and showering don’t help!

Vivian
Vivian

THAT REALLY CUT THE COST DOWN A BUNDLE.  BEST I HAVE DONE IS 9 DAYS.

colleen

Nope, won’t do any sniff tests.

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