Well I finally received my G6 and the experience has been interesting so far.
The inserted worked nicely and I didn’t even feel anything, but I did have a rather large amount of blood start coming out. After it finally was warmed up and stuff, it started off pretty accurate, but that only lasted a few hours. In the middle of the night it started going really wacky. Constant urgent low alarms, though that isn’t too new as my G5 would do that on the first night a lot of times too. That, or be reading falsely way high. At some point it seemed to have given up and both my phone (with Xdrip+) and the Dexcom receiver (have not managed to update my tslim yet because I don’t have a Windows or Mac computer anywhere) just kept saying there was no data/no signal. It has intermittently started back for a little bit and then stopped again a few times so far today, though it seemed to be accurate when it did start back up. Currently it just says “Sensor Error” and “please wait”. Xdrip also shows “sensor error”.
Is this normal on the first day of an insertion? I always had crazy inaccuracies on the first 1 - 1.5 days on a new G5 sensor, but it would still show something. I have to imagine this is not normal, and I have some feeling that perhaps the blood flow at insertion time has something to do with it, since it is intended to read interstitial fluid and not blood. Anyone had these issues on the G6? Wondering if maybe I have one of the famous bad sensors that I will have to call Dexcom to get replaced.