I’ve only seen this once (in six weeks of G6 use) so it’s not really fair to complain, but I got “Sensor Errors” and no BG readings while running G6 with xDrip. Naturally this happened when I was dropping fast about 15 minutes after an IM correction bolus (something I VERY rarely do) so I really wanted to be able to track my BG. Oh well.
Dexcom manual doesn’t say much. I assume this is the error I would have seen with Dexcom receiver: “Sensor Error alert: The receiver is not getting sensor glucose readings. You will not receive sensor readings, Alarm/Alerts, or notifications display until this error is fixed. Use your BG meter for readings. It may take up to 30 minutes for the system to autocorrect.”
Has anyone seen this before? Is it more likely to happen when BG is dropping very quickly (I’m thinking the sensor stops transmitting if it detects an internal error such as BG dropping unreasonably quickly?) Or does it happen for other reasons?
Since I hadn’t searched the manual entry quoted above, and since I had gotten no readings for about an hour, to recover I stopped and restarted my sensor. After the two hour warmup it started working well again. Was the restart unnecessary and just prolonged the blackout time?