Re: [IP] 530 pump fact
After 7 days on a Dexcom G4, as it was true with the 7+, all one has to
do when the receiver says to change sensor, turn it off and turn it back
on again. This can be done until either there is pain at the insertion
site -- or, more typically ??? appear in the upper right hand corner.
On 1/10/2014 2:42 PM, Schlight Family wrote:
> Wonder how this is for other brands, models :)
> Inquiring minds
> > On Jan 10, 2014, at 1:36 PM, Steven Schoch
> <schoch6+email @ redacted> wrote:
>> The following tidbit of information is for users of Minimed CGMs with OCD
>> The CGM receivers (like the Paradigm Revel, Guardian, or 530G) will only
>> work for 3 (or 6) days at a time, while the transmitter will relay readings
>> from the sensor for 7 days. Every Minimed CGM user knows that you can
>> simply activate the "New Sensor" function after your CGM tells you the
>> sensor is done to get few more days (up to 7 days, when the transmitter
>> stops). Of course the FDA won't let your trainer tell you this, but we find
>> out somehow.
>> I didn't like the fact that scrolling the CGM history through one of these
>> 3 (or 6) day periods would show a gap of 2 or 3 "Warm Up" readings in the
>> The way to get a continuous stream of readings every 5 minutes is this:
>> 1. Shortly before the 3 (or 6) days are up, do a calibration.
>> 2. Exactly 10 minutes later, do a "New Sensor".
>> The CGM then won't ask you to calibrate again, but will show the
>> calibration value without any gaps.
>> Like I said, this doesn't really matter, it's just to make the graph look
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