My Dexcom data is important to me because of my body's reluctance to throw symptoms when my blood sugar is falling (CGM said 68 mg/dL, meter said 58 mg/dL):
But in approximately 36 hours, I had a nice, itchy rash crop up underneath the sensor (despite clean skin, alcohol wipe before application, Opsite Flexifix tape as a full barrier beneath the sensor, and a healthy dose of Yosemite Sam muttering as I applied the new sensor):
Which means I had more dead strips in my meter case, after having to pull the sensor:
I'm hopeful (crazy hopeful, like fingers-crossed-spit-over-my-shoulder-is-that-a-real-thing?) that the new G4 sensor from Dexcom will cure what ails me, but in the meantime, I've hit up a dermatologist for assistance (will let you know how that goes - issues with Hurricane Sandy have derailed my ability to make my follow up calls this morning). Because without the Dexcom on and with lows that are all-too-often symptom-free, I feel way too vulnerable.