By Anna, Eversense consumer dwelling with sort 1 diabetes.
I first heard in regards to the Eversense system on the ATTD convention in Paris and was immediately fascinated by the length of the sensor (90 days within the US and 180 days in Europe), the insertion course of in addition to having the ability to monitor the CGM (Steady Glucose Monitor) curves on my smartphone.
Though I used to be tremendous nervous earlier than I had the little surgical procedure, I used to be much more enthusiastic about making an attempt out the brand new system.
So listed here are some quick info in regards to the Eversense System:
- Implantable sensor
- Lasts as much as 90 days (underneath the pores and skin) – it’s authorized for 180 days in Europe
- Smartphone app with real-time monitoring
- On-body vibration alerts (by way of the transmitter) when your blood sugar is low or excessive
- Chargeable, detachable, waterproof transmitter
- FDA authorized for dosing selections
You may see how the sensor and transmitter look and their relative dimension within the picture beneath.
The implantation technique of the sensor took about 10 minutes. First, I needed to determine the place I wished to put on my transmitter in order that my physician might discover the proper spot to implant the sensor. Afterward, the place was marked and disinfected.
After that, my physician did a neighborhood anesthesia with zigzag incisions. We needed to wait a couple of minutes till it began taking impact in order that they might begin doing the 5 to eight mm incision in my higher arm. The sensor was then inserted with a customized inserter. Afterward, Steri-Strips had been used to shut the incision.
The sensor is normally implanted within the higher arm however you possibly can select different locations if you happen to favor.
The Transmitter is worn over the sensor and wirelessly powers it to activate the switch of glucose measurements.
After implanting the sensor, the transmitter begins receiving glucose knowledge from it and calculates the glucose worth, which is then despatched to the Eversense App by way of Bluetooth. Even if you happen to wouldn’t have your cellphone close by, the sensor routinely receives the info each 5 minutes.
What I actually like in regards to the transmitter is its smooth and slim design in addition to the on-body vibration alerts when your blood sugar is low or excessive. These alarms are actually useful as a result of I wouldn’t have to look on my cellphone to see what my blood sugar is doing in the meanwhile.
One of many largest challenges for me throughout the first two weeks after the implantation was the right placement of the transmitter. To position the transmitter appropriately over the sensor, it’s important to use the “Placement Information” on the App so as to see if the connection is nice sufficient. Nonetheless, after utilizing the CGM system for fairly some time now, putting the transmitter appropriately acquired very simple.
Earlier than I acquired the Eversense, I heard about how correct it’s and the way it’s speculated to be essentially the most correct system on the CGM market proper now. And after testing it myself, I’ve to agree. I used to be actually shocked at how exact it’s.
After all, there are occasions when the CGM differs a bit from what my blood glucose meter says however general, it’s practically good more often than not.
After sporting the Eversense system for a number of months now, I’ve to say, I actually prefer it.
There are some things that want enhancements such because the transmitter’s battery capability and the sensor length.
What I take pleasure in most in regards to the Eversense CGM is that I don’t have to consider altering the sensor weekly or having to hold round tapes, an inserter, disinfectant, and all of the plastic packaging. And naturally – no extra ripping out the sensor (which is among the largest benefits for me, since I’ve a particular expertise for ripping it out at any time when I’m passing a door body.)
I additionally didn’t have any issues with my pores and skin compatibility whereas sporting the tape on which the transmitter will get positioned.
All in all, I actually loved utilizing the Eversense System. Monitoring my CGM curves on my smartphone actually helps me in my every day life with T1D as a result of it makes maintaining a tally of my blood sugar a lot simpler.
You may study extra in regards to the Eversense implantable CGM on the Eversense web site.