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    Joe, you may want to consider a Band for Life to see if one of these could stop your son from accidentally pulling off an arm sensor in his sleep. So many people have so much more success with back of the arm sites.

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    Sorry Joe, don't want to spread SAD. Just find ??? so frustrating, and not usually a good sign for the longevity of the sensor, including in start up. We get ??? usually in the day.

    Current sensor is day 5 and so far ok but hope I have not jinxed it.

    I see on rgcainmd's post on the weird startup some other posters have also had ??? recently. Any chance that in Dexcom's roll out to other market's that quality control could be slipping due to pressure on production? Have other forum members noticed more problems with ???
    Sue, mum to Ben 13 now, diagnosed Sept 2011. MDI, Levimir and NR. Medtronic Veo CGM started June 2013 - started Dexcom April 2015, pumping since 21 Nov 2013, and older brother Jamie, 16 now

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    Aghhh, just jinxed sensor - has gone ???. school phoned!!!!
    Sue, mum to Ben 13 now, diagnosed Sept 2011. MDI, Levimir and NR. Medtronic Veo CGM started June 2013 - started Dexcom April 2015, pumping since 21 Nov 2013, and older brother Jamie, 16 now

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    Quote Originally Posted by suej View Post
    Aghhh, just jinxed sensor - has gone ???. school phoned!!!!


    Sounds like you may very well have a wonky sensor. I'd call Dexcom and ask for a replacement. (Remember not to tell them if you use an "alternative" site, e.g. arms.)
    Mother of two wonderful daughters:
    *T age 14 - dx'd 01/24/2014 at age 11.5
    MDI: Humalog & Lantus 01/24/2014 - 06/04/2014
    Dexcom: G4 05/02/2014; G4 with Share 03/11/2015; G5 10/07/2015
    OmniPod with Humalog 06/05/2014; Apidra 09/12/2014
    *C age 27 - reactive airway disease; married 08/30/2014

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    Thanks, at least I know what went wrong this time - we used tagaderm with a small hole for sensor (like opsite flexifix) and it came loose during swimmimg at school, and his skin looks horrid. so Tegaderm a fail. Did not stick. Did not protect skin.
    Meg just pointed out ebay delivers to SA so am ordering tough pads stat. Am blonde(greying) and did not think to look on ebay, meantime this sensor on the extrathin granuflex with a small hole for sensor. Was not terribly successful before, the dressing is about 0.5mm thick so the sensor wire will not be perfectly flush with the skin.
    Thanks for all your insights, I will keep you posted.

    PS. Just ordered a band for life armband
    Last edited by suej; 11-19-2015 at 04:41 AM.
    Sue, mum to Ben 13 now, diagnosed Sept 2011. MDI, Levimir and NR. Medtronic Veo CGM started June 2013 - started Dexcom April 2015, pumping since 21 Nov 2013, and older brother Jamie, 16 now

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