This morning I was inserting a new sensor for the G4, in a site I’ve used many times before - the left side of my abdomen. I got a little wimpy while inserting it, and I went really slow with the needle, which I know always makes it worse for me, but it’s usually fine anyway. This time, however, there was a lot of blood at and around the insertion site, and some pain. I was worried about it, so I removed it right away (I had just got done with a 3-week sensor so I didn’t feel as bad about throwing a fresh one away, but alas). I then went ahead and inserted a sensor on the right side of my abdomen, and same thing!! This time I went quick with the needle cause I thought maybe that caused an issue, and there was even more blood at the sensor site for this one. We’re talking a lot of blood, it looked like the whole area under the sensor kind of “filled” with blood. Anyway, I couldn’t bear throwing away another perfectly good sensor, so I went with it and I’m now waiting for the 2-hour calibration window to end.
Does this happen to anyone else?? Is it okay to just use the sensor site, or are my readings going to be all whacked out for the next week? I can’t remember reading anything about bloody sensors on the G4. Thanks!