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Re: [IP] Wearing my first Enlite sensor - the experience


I agree.   I know I'm new here but I was show the post by Nikos and I'm hungry
for more info.   The Enlites are in the UK as from Monday just gone.   My
daughter will be trialling them in a few weeks but doubt we will get funded
for them by the NHS, they are too expensive, we are funded for the sof sensors
and she has them full time.  I just need to prove that the enlite they are
superdooper sensors and we can stop some finger tests and then they might fund

Nikos, please keep us posted with your progress.

Mum to Jessica, (11 yrs), Congenital Hyperinsulinism (CHI), pancreas removed
at birth, pumping Medtronic VEO with full time sensors.  Also takes digestive
enzymes (Creon 25000).  Under UCLH, the bestest hospital in the UK with
fantastic care and support, also under GOSH for the CHI

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  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Alan Segal
  To: email @ redacted
  Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 9:45 PM
  Subject: Re: [IP] Wearing my first Enlite sensor - the experience


  Thanks for that great detail in your experience!
  Your English was great - do not have any fear about posting in the future.
  Keep us posted on how things go in the future!

  On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 5:27 AM, Nikos Filippou <email @ redacted> wrote:

  > Hi all,
  > Some days ago I've had the chance to get on my hands my first Enlite
  > and the serter that comes with it. I will try to describe my experience
  > that new sensor till now. Please excuse my English as my mother language
  > Greek.
  > Enlite comes in a hard plastic box that is similar to a Quickset box. It
  > does not need fridge, so I can store them at the same place with my other
  > diabetes supplies.
  > The serter looks like a double in height quickserter but has only one
  > button
  > at the upper side.
  > The packing of the new sensor is much more sophisticated than the
  > softsensor
  > I used till now. The needle is hidden well and you cant see it or
  > feel it at any stage of the insertion procedure.
  > When I unpack the enlite sensor I place it on a clean table and hold it
  > with
  > my two fingers while I place the serter on the top of the sensor. The
  > serter
  > is made in a way that does not let you make an error while placing the
  > sensor in the serter. A clear click was heard when the sensor loaded.
  > that I remove the the first part of adhesive protector and place it on my
  > body (used my tummy), to insert it.
  > Pressing the insertion button nothing happens. The insertion happens when
  > you leave the insertion button. At that time I felt only a clap ( a soft
  > punch) on my body and no feeling of a needle coming in me. I thought that
  > did something wrong but I continue the procedure as it was written in the
  > guide. I kept the serter on place and count from 1 to 5 (5 seconds for
  > adhesive to stuck) before I repress the button and pull the serter away.
  > The
  > serter removed with the needle hidden in a plastic part. So, I ve never
  > the chance to see or feel the needle which was great as one of the scary
  > part of placing the old sensors was to remove the needle from the body.
  > had worked like charm!
  > Then I removed carefully the second part of the adhesive protector and
  > help,
  > with my fingers, the rear part of the adhesive, which has the shape of
  > transmitter, to stuck well. Then I used one of the two special
  > adhesive that comes with every sensor to stabilize sensor in place. This
  > adhesive looks like an IV 3000 with a orthogonal hole in the middle. When
  > you place it it holds the frond part of the sensor to stay in your body
  > (like the paper tapes we used), when the rear part stuck at the rear part
  > of
  > sensor's adhesive leaving the sensor's connection free at the orthogonal
  > hole!
  > The glue they use at the new adhesives are much more strong than the one
  > the
  > previous adhesives had. There was no allergic reaction of the adhesives
  > my skin till now.
  > Then I placed the transmitter, the same way I always do and start the
  > system
  > on from my pump. I removed the third part of the sensor's adhesive
  > protector
  > and cover the transmitter with the adhesive. This third part of the
  > adhesive
  > looks like a tale that when placed on the transmitter it keeps it stable
  > and
  > safe.
  > Because I plan to use that sensor as long as I can, I placed an IV-3000
  > top of all these, just to be sure. This IV-3000 is not necessary by the
  > guide.
  > The whole insertion procedure has nothing to do with what we did with the
  > soft sensor. It is much more easier, painless and stuck the enlite sensor
  > far more better than the old one. For me it was a totally different
  > experience and this is why I tried to describe it as good as I can.
  > The first difference I saw using the new enlite sensor was the Isig.
  > Produced Isig was far more higher than any soft sensor's I ever use at
  > five years with them. At the first calibration I' ve had Isig 49,68 for
  > 128!
  > At the first day of use, I found a decrease at enlite Isig's power which
  > fell down at the Isig of 29,92 for BG 102 and then stays around there all
  > the days I use that sensor, till now (day 11).
  > Because of that Isig decrease, I restart the sensor on day 2 and did not
  > give calibration for two hours to let system forget previous
  > After that restarting on day 2 the system was incredible accurate for the
  > next 6 days. It was hand by hand with my Abbott's freestyle lite BG meter
  > use at highs and lows with lag time arround 6 minutes between the SG and
  > BG,
  > if they showed different (but always close) results. When the results was
  > different I waited for 6 minutes and had the same SG result as BG.
  > At day 7 when I recharge and restart the sensor I've had less problems as
  > the system had not showed any Isig decrease or other problems. Now I'm
  > writing this e-mail both my BG and SG are 124ml/dl  and Isig is 35.74!
  > I'm amazed with the enlite accountancy, except the first day of use. It
  > clearly has higher definition than the soft sensor and follows all my
  > and lows very very close. My higher reading those days was BG 263 when SG
  > was 257ml/dl, when my lower BG reading was 38, enlite SG was --- because
  > does not appears values bellow 40.
  > I use high and low alerts (69-121), prediction alerts (30' minutes) and
  > rate
  > alerts (fall 2.0/min, rice 1,5/min). I checked every single high or low
  > alert I've got with mh BG meter and found that all alerts was accurate
  > the exception of the first day. In some of these alerts I found the 6
  > minutes lag time between the meter and SG.
  > The result was great for me till now. The adhesives are still well
  > no matter of the showers I ve got all these 11 days with the exception of
  > the top IV-3000 which I replace it for 4 times after showers without
  > harming
  > the original adhesives. I plan to keep this first sensor as long as I can
  > and no less than 21 days, just to see how it goes till it dies.
  > Sorry if that text was long but I did my best to keep it short without
  > leaving out any details that I thought you would like to know.
  > If you have any questions or want to learn more details please ask me and
  > I'll do my best to answer.
  > Nikos Filippou
  > Thessaloniki, Greece
  > --
  > Sent from my black-iRefrigerator
  > .


  Alan Segal
  "There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary,
  those that don't"
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