Hey everyone, so last Thursday I went out of town for the weekend. So as usual I packed my suitcase and my pouch with all the supplies needed glucagon, extra dexcom g6 sensor alcohol swaps you name it.
Friday my sensor kept giving me errors and all the beeping is really annoying to me and my friends. So I decided to replace the sensor with the spare I brought.
After placing the sensor I pressed start new sensor like I always do. 5 minutes in again sensor error ugh. 15 minutes later the error went to sensor failure.
I freaked out at that point no pharmacy nearby and no extra sensor back to poking fingerpricks. So I removed the sensor like always slowly and carefully but no wire to be found I double checked the sensor and I even opened up the applicator to see if it got stuck in there. But no no wire to be found.
My arm did hurt and I had the feeling that the wire was under my skin. I came home Sunday night and I directly placed an sensor on. Called dexcom and they are shipping 2 new sensors but about the missing wire they didn’t seem to be to concerned. On Monday morning I called my doctor and explained to her the situation and I was able to come in and get X-rays taken I asked the radiologist if I could see the pictures I seen that there was something there so the doctor came in and said she didn’t see anything. I questioned her answer by I think I seen something on the X-rays so she tried to open it up on her laptop but the program wasn’t working so we walked to the big screen TV and I asked her what that hairline was and she said that it was a scratch on the X-ray so I asked her to open the second picture and there was the hairline again but from an other angle she said it is 1 inch long and that can’t be it. I pulled up an x-ray picture of the g5 wire up from Google and it was the same thing. She was stunned by the results and was wondering why it’s on the inside of my arm. THE SENSOR WIRE MIGRATED. Now I need to get an urgent surgery on Thursday to get it removed before it migrating to other places in my body (heart lungs brain ect.
I called dexcom to report this issue and they are making up a medical report and someone is going to call me back to let me know how to go further.
I have insurance but I already paid 30$ copay for this visit and Thursday I have to pay another 40 dollars for the surgery. I hope dexcom is reimburse me for this inconvenience. But I doubt that I even wonder if it will be reported to the FDA.
I’ll keep you guys updated
And to those out here always check the sensor and that the wire is out.if you have any doubts see your doctor!