i just started using the dexcom cgm G5. i was on the dexcom about 3 years ago, and it didnt work for me. i am very very lean, and i had difficulty finding sites for insertion. i would hit cappilaries and nerves, etc. and i could never get more than 3 days out of one sensor. i was constantly getting the ??? icons, having to pull them out, call up tech support (who are ab-fab above and beyond), and request a replacement. they never gave me a problem. but nothing worked. i stuck it out for about 1 year and a half, before i called it quits.
but since i am on Medicare and they pay for it 100%, i decided to try it again, figuring i had nothing to lose.
so, this friday the 13th of july, i began wearing my new G5. i found a site that had enough skin ( not my tummy, but my upper left thigh). it took about 30+ hours or so to “kick in” and become accurate.
i have read a lot about this site selection from others. each member has their own preference and success with different sites. what is yours? and could you please shed some light on your experiences with using it and your accuracy issues?
thanks in advance, Daisy Mae.