After having my easiest, simplest, painless Dexcom insertion on Saturday…
It’s not fair.
It failed fast, like within an hour of insertion. It jumped up to 220 within minutes of entering the two initial numbers. The two numbers – 99 and 101. Then it initialized and went nuts. Then it went to the dreaded ???. I reset it and gave it a couple of hours but no go. I took it out and put in a new one. Called Dexcom (always fun on the weekend). While talking to the guy, I mentioned that my receiver initializes about 3 times a week on average. He said that’s normal.
Anyway, they called again this afternoon and will replace the sensor. I also asked again about the initializing. He said it’s probable that there’s too much static electricity with keeping it in my pocket and using the skin. He told me it would be better to keep the receiver in the black case with the belt clip. I said nope! Two problems – it’s annoying and I don’t always wear a belt.
So – I need your help!
Does your Dexcom do the initializing thing as often as mine?