Daily Archives: April 6, 2012


Makes me feel like an April fool.

The problem with using three-day CGM sensors for six days is that half of the prescribed batch  expires before you get to use them.  The benefit:  I stab myself with that painful* insertion needle less often.

* The word “painful” is used for dramatic effect. It’s not comfortable, but it’s not really that painful.  Really!

Sure, I could use them past their expiration date, but somehow they seem to be wildly inaccurate once that date hits; like the date is somehow coded in the sensor’s magical micro-electronics.  (Maybe if I set the clock back on my pump).  So, a couple of unused, expensive sensors are headed for the trash.

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