Size of Dexcom G6 transmitter compared to G4


#1

My Dexcom rep has totally ghosted on me because they’re so busy. Before I place my order for the new system, I am wondering how the size and thickness of the G6 transmitter compares to the G4. I never used the G5 system because I hated the thicker transmitter. I am hoping the G6 is not any larger or thicker than the G4. Can somebody please confirm? Descriptions and/or photos would be helpful! Everything I found so far only compares it to the G5.


#2

Here are the size comparisons.


#3

It’s more thin than the G4 (I was using my last G4 a couple weeks ago, before switching to the G5, so it’s still fresh in my mind)

I just started on my G6 on Wednesday and love how much it doesn’t stick out!


#4

I don’t know about the transmitter but I saw the sensor injection thingy in person at my doc last week and it is HUGE, about 6 x the size of the old sensors. They are crazy, such a terrible move on dexcoms part. I dont know how I will fit this in my purse with everything else I need to carry if I switch to G6 which I beleive we will all be forced to eventually. For people like me who can’t go without a dex and who need to carry an extra sensor for when we are out this is a big issue. It is going to take up a whole pocket in my oversize purse which already weighs a ton and causes back, arm, shoulder pain etc.

My cde said the design has something to do with needle phobes, I find that hard to believe.


#5

I have been on the G6 for about 40-days. I too was put off by the size of the applicator. But, it makes application of the sensor so much easier! In the past with the G5, I have had difficulty trying to put the sensor in my upper arm (yes, I know this may not be an officially approved site). With the G6 applicator, it is trivial.

Also, I need to calibrate the G6 sensor less often than the once-a-day G5 calibration; but, I still calibrate, especially when I am in doubt of the reading. Of course, I have only been using for 40-days, so my mileage and yours may vary :wink:


#6

omg i have a huge purse too and everyone complains about it but i start pulling things out and I’m like, which would you prefer me to go without today??

does anyone know if it will be possible to buy an extra inserter? because i would keep one at work and one at home. i doubt i would personally need more than that, although keeping one in your car might be an option for other people.


#7

I’m not understanding your question. The G5 and G6 include an inserter with each sensor.


#8

Shows how much I know.
For whatever reason I was under the impression that inserter was something you reused, not that it came with each sensor.

Thanks for clarifying!