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MM transmitter/sensor experiment

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by MReinhardt, May 19, 2009.

  1. MReinhardt

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    Chell has two MM transmitters. They will be labeled transmitter #1 and 2# for this post. I know Chell usually can't get past 5 days of a sensor, and I hate the 2 hour warm up time for Chell.

    Transmitter #1/ sensor used for 5 days, with some major off readings at the start of this sensor, now just minor off readings. Time left of sensor was less than 10 hours, before sensor ended. I left this running.


    Transmitter #2 charged

    New sensor put it (old one is still hooked up and running) Transmitter #2 hooked up, and waited for blinking lights. (of course not turned on) I left this hooked up for at least 3 hours to get nice and wet.

    I knew Chell was stable as much as can be, I put in the transmitter #2 ID into the pump. Then I went and hit new sensor, and immediatly it asked for a calibration.

    As soon as we put in Chell's blood sugars, we pulled Transmitter #1 and sensor.

    Reading from transmitter #2 doing well.

    I think all together we lost maybe 15 minutes of data not 2+ hours of data.


    I have had this thought for awhile, but I wanted to think it out first, and then do before I posted this.
     
  2. TripleThreat

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    We always do it this way, i hate warm up i will also let new sensor wet overnight and start in morning. I find we get one or no error messages this way
     
  3. Darryl

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    Wow.. that's a great idea!

    We also insert the 2nd sensor a few hours before, but when putting the new transmitter on, the ISIG changes a lot so we have to still wait the 2 hours. But with what you described, the new tx would be stable before the switchover, so the switchover could be seamless. It makes sense. Good work!
     
  4. MReinhardt

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    I know i was excited when it worked. I was doubting my self, but then what the heck, if the transmitter needs that two hour connect time, why would it not work?
     
  5. Rachel

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    Brilliant!!!
     
  6. Mom264

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    Great idea. Thanks for sharing!
    Was your second transmittor covered by insurance, or did you have to pay out of pocket for it?
     
  7. MReinhardt

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    Well since Chell has had the MM for almost 1.5 years, after a 11 months I went back and ask MM to get another approval on the transmitter, as Chells insurance takes forever for approval. It took MM legal team and Chell's insurance 4 months to figure it all out. I asked so soon, because I know it takes forever for approval.
     
  8. bkfkmc

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    We did this several times last summer. It does make it nice to never be without numbers. We were having some issues so I stopped changing them back and forth just so I could take one variable out of the equation. I really should pull out the old transmitter and start doing that again. Glad it is working well for you.
     

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