Ok I know I have another Dexcom thread running but this is a different issue. I’m due for the endo appt where we do my annual script renewals and I’m pondering upgrading from my current G5 to the G6. I don’t use a Tandem or other pump that will talk to it (I’m still with Medt for the foreseeable), I’m not desperately unhappy with the G5, don’t care all that much about having to do calibrations, but the increased accuracy is an attraction, as is the lower profile and a few other things.
Stuff I’m wondering about:
Does anyone know if the G6 transmitter can pair with my old-style receiver? I suspect it can, but I’ve heard some people aren’t so happy with the newer model receiver, so if not this could be an issue. I like having both the receiver and the iPhone app, because while they both suffer dropouts, they rarely do so at the same time. The old model is small–it easily fits in a shirt pocket or in my pants pocket along with my pump, is simple to use and read, and mine has survived a few falls with no harm. So having to give up my old-style one could (could) be a deal breaker.
What’s the latest on rolling over to a second (or third) sensor session? Is it different from how it’s done (very easily!) with the G5? Any issues around that?
Does G6 work ok with xDrip? I only use it for extending the life of a transmitter when the software limit hits but it’s very handy for that bc generally the battery has weeks of juice left.
Anything else I should know?