FUDiabetes

Enter BG in 15 Minutes?


#1

Anyone seen that on their Dexcom?

He showed being low. I did a finger stick and saw he was actually 151. Tried to calibrate and received the message “Enter me BG value after 0723”. CGM reads “Enter BG in 15 minutes.”


#3

This is on Dexcom’s website:

Just realized that this was for the G4, but it is probably the same for the G5 and G6.


#4

I’ve seen it before on rare occasion when I’ve had very discrepant readings from the Dex. You can also solve it I believe with an immediate double test/enter, which restarts the calibration process, because something is clearly awry with it anyway, so IMO no harm in that approach either.


#5

That was exactly the screen I saw. Thanks Lisa!


#6

@cardamom, no calibration was possible at all. I tried to enter even a single calibration and it pushed the timer or a brand new 15 min.


#8

I used to see this regularly with my previous (now replaced) G4 receiver, which was often inaccurate, when I did calibrations too close together.


#9

Since we use the G5, this is also something that is applicable with the G5. The receiver read “Low”, but when I checked him, it read 151, so I attempted to do the double calibration trick and this notification appeared.

It’s just strange that I’m just seeing this for the first time in going on 3 years now, with the G5. What I did here is something I’ve done hundreds of times in the past and never seen the notification.

Thanks all!


#10

Weird, even if you did a quick double one? It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen it, so I can’t remember that well…


#11

Yep, I always attempt to do the double calibration quickly (using a single blood drop if possible.)


#12

Good to know. I have never seen this message. If my fingerstick was far off Dexcom, I would first wash hands and retest if meter BG seemed off. In general, I trust dexcom over meter.