I realize this is hardly unique: Used the G5 and it performed incredibly well. I’d get an average of 16 days from the G5. The G6 has been a very different story.
I hadn’t noticed anyone comment on the type of failures I’m having, so I wanted to see if anyone else has experienced anything like this.
My first five or six G6 sensors performed decently. I was getting 8-9 days. Nothing close to the G5, but I was consistently getting near 10 days. But then things changed, and I’m having a hard time diagnosing this.
The last six G6 have performed well for about 5 days. But then all hell breaks loose. The sensor starts constantly giving me the 3 hour Sensor Error warning repeatedly, 6-7 times a day. It tends to happen after I inject insulin (Humalog). I never inject within 3 inches of the sensor. (I usually inject on the other side.) I always place the sensor on my abdomen, follow directions to the letter.
I’ve heard people talk about using caution if they restart the sensor, as the algorithm may be much less accurate when restarting vs. new. That got me wondering if, maybe, they adjust the algorithm during the 10 days to allow for the aging of the sensor. Again, my experience has been the sensor works very well for the first 5 days, and then everything changes.
Someone on here have suggested restarting a wonky sensor, clearing the data. I will give that a try. I might move it to my arm. I’m a little concerned about that one, as I don’t have much fat on my arm. But, probably worth a try.
Dexcom has been great and replaced the failed sensors. But their advice has been very standard and I haven’t been able to get very far troubleshooting with them. I’m looking for any suggestions. I’m looking for any theories or advice. I trust you all for answers way more than Dexcom.