Guardian Sensor Stability and Auto Mode
I have been trying to get back to Automode for the better part of my day today. I am not sure what variance the Automode algorithm considers acceptable to enter Automode. But as you can see my readings in manual mode were not so bad and I would say those were stable sensor readings.
There something about the sensor readings that my pump did not like since after a couple of hours (and now in manual mode), the pump requested for a sensor change altogether.
Hooray it is now 12:56AM and I just entered Auto Mode.
Getting back into Auto Mode was such a chore that took nearly a whole day.
I am starting to wonder whether Auto Mode is worth all the work. But then again Auto Mode sure helps me in cutting down hypoglycemic episodes.
I have noticed that the Contour Next meter, although accurate, is not as precise. Therefore, it might be contributing to my sensor stability issues by introducing a larger variance. I will cut back on calibrating the sensor just to when the pump requests for a calibration and see whether that helps.
Medtronic Technical Support – Sensor Replacement
I talked to tech support today to get my two sensors that failed consecutively replaced. As usual it is quite an ordeal especially if you are short of time since the representatives have to follow this script that has been given to them.
It is frustrating especially if you are running high or low numbers but having worked in a customer-oriented position I relate to these guys since may companies are so concerned about litigation that they do not allow their customer representatives to freelance.
So you will always get the same questions every time you call Medtronic.
I normally upload my data in CareLink before a technical support call and point the representatives to CareLink as proof that actually my sensor failed and that seems to drive the conversation faster.