Rumour has it that I can bring my Dexcom sensor back from the dead.
Sensors are supposed to last for seven days and I started my very first one last Wednesday evening. It didn't come as much of a surprise that, yesterday afternoon, I started getting warnings that my sensor would end in x hours. And then in x minutes.
At precisely 4:45pm it ended. And at 4:45pm, I started a new sensor.
Only it was an old sensor. A technicaly dead sensor.
In fact it was the same sensor that's been hanging on for a week already and, with my new Tegaderm recommended by Jeff, the same sensor that will be hanging on for a while yet.
Rumour has it that I can tell Dex that I have put in a new sensor, he'll do his two-hour new sensor warm up dance and then I should be good to go for another seven days. Dex may be cute and very helpful but he is apparently not that hard to fool.
I've been doing some reading online and some people can drag these puppies out for twenty days or more before they start to really fail - sputtering to a halt or recording some wonky numbers.
Being a frugal, waste not, want not kinda girl, I'm all for it.
My question is: if the rumours are true and I can bring my sensor back from the other side, does that mean I now have a zombie Dexcom?
And, if so, does that make me super cool or really creepy?
Tell me that's not creepy. Go on, I dare you.