The key is location, location, location.
I characterized Arden’s first week using the DexCom Seven Plus as, “bumpy” but “encouraging”. I didn’t know what to expect going forward, especially after the next sensor that we tried experienced an error and failed. I’m here to tell you that week two, in a word, was “perfect”.
After I found a better location on Arden to insert her next sensor everything was perfect. Great trends followed and we consistently saw numbers that were close to those on ourOmniPod meter, I couldn't have asked for more. The only time that we thought about the sensor was when Arden went swimming. She swam twice the week before and the adhesive on the Dex sensor gave out. This time I just covered it with some ‘Second Skin’ to keep it dry and we didn’t have a problem.
I haven’t experience this level of stress reduction in relation to Arden’s type I since we found the OmniPod. On their own these two products are a diabetes management need, together they are indescribably irreplaceable. Vanilla and chocolate, Batman and Robin, you can pick your own metaphor. I’ll just say this, “perfect!”.
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