At £50 a pop (for a week's use sensor) Continuous Glucose Monitoring is an expensive habit. But being one which improves my control, gives me a Safetynet to tell me when my sugars are dropping, rising or stable, and moreover gives me a sense of empowerment and superwoman-style 'I have the power' confidence, I have deemed it worth it.
So the last thing you might want to do with a brand new sensor is have a vigorous shower (?) and knock the sensor. Why might you not want to do this? Well, my (apparently very) aggressive showering style meant that on day 2 (F*$@!) of my new sensor life, I found myself facing a rather disabled looking sensor. Hanging by a thread and only still clinging on for dear life by a small section of tape and the sensor itself, the days appeared numbered.
In the hope I might be able to squeeze even one week out of this one, accepting that I might have to deal with my first less-than-seven-day sensor in a year of CGMing, reminding myself of all the 20-something dayers, I slapped on a Kinesiotape in my very best patch-up attempt
But much to my joy and delight, with a further layer of Tegaderm to keep out the damp and add another layer of sticky, this little bad boy has made 9 days and is still going strong! Dexcom sensors never fail to impress me; with its accuracy; with its bomb-proofness (bom-proofability?!); with its robustness. And this one has failed me not.
I'm not sure how much longer I will be able to squeeze out of this one but here's hoping!