Does anyone else have trouble the first two days using the Dexcom G6 sensor after changing it? When I change the sensor which for me never goes beyond 7 days I have 2 days of the worse inaccurate looking blood sugars. I practically go through a bottle of 50 test strips during those two days because the CGM says I’m going low, or am low <70 when actually I’m around 130! Then it waffles back and forth. This happens after I’ve calibrated it too. I’ve learned not to trust the CGM those two days because in the past I would take O.J. and then of course not really being < 70 and actually over 120 then I go high!
It’s so frustrating. A diabetic consultant told me I might have an overactive immune system and should use Benedryl cream or Flonase on my skin 15 minutes prior to inserting the new sensor, then wash it off as this will suppress my immune system while my body gets used to a new sensor. Has anyone else ever done this or had this type of issue? I’ve also tried ‘soakng’ the sensor for 6-12 hours but that doesn’t seem to help.