It has been now almost a month since we started using the G6, and sadly I’m not a fan yet. I want to think they will keep improving the system but here is a bit of our experience:
Out of 5 sensors, NONE have made it to day 10
Sensor # 1 - gave us sensor error on day 7, readings were SUPER off
Sensor #2 - Fell while at a baseball game on day 5, adhesive to me seems not as useful as previous generations.
Sensor #3- Sensor error once again, after day 6 we started losing signal, erratic readings and finally gave us the sensor error message.
Sensor #4- adhesive started to come loose since day 1, we used Hypafix and GrifGrips, sensor lasted 5 days.
Sensor #5- This is the one my son is wearing today, has already started to give us erratic reading and losing signal.
We have reported all the sensors, and Dexcom has kindly replaced them, but it is crazy we’ve had issues with EVERY sensor and also since people are making decisions based on the reading, at times is not accurate at all.
We do love the fact that after the 2-hour warm up period you do not need to do a fingerstick and it is pretty accurate, and when it is working correctly, it is VERY ACCURATE.
My son says Insertion is almost painless. And we love the low transmitter profile.
But, at the end of the day what I want is the data to be accurate and to have data, especially now during summer ball season when we are driving all over and playing a ton of games. We are even considering going back to our old G5; it is just way to much hassle, and we are losing data way too frequently.
Where you see the LOW data is where we loose data… And also G6 suffers from compression issues at night.