So, last night at 4AM, the G5 transmitter battery died and I had no other transmitters (with functioning batteries) that I could use so it was time to pull out the G6 supplies. It was super easy to put on him (he loved it) and the real estate it takes up seems to be quite a bit less (elevation on the arm especially for the height of it.)
But what is ■■■■■■■ me off about it is that the accuracy isn’t there (as I expected it wouldn’t be since neither was the G5), but now it’s harder to CALIBRATE because the calibrate option is hidden away in a menu. It’s the 3rd time since this installing it onto him this morning that the numbers have been off by 50 or more. Also, about 30 minutes ago when I was changing his POD, his CGM read that he was 230 but after checking, I discovered he was only 130. So we calibrated in the G6 app and now for the past THREE ATTEMPTS at entering new BGs, it’s making us come back in 15 minutes to calibrate AGAIN…this is starting to ■■■■ me off.
I’m sure I’ll get questions of where did you put it…we put it on his arm - same place his G5 was for the past however many years he’s been wearing the G5. Upper butt, abdomen isn’t good for him - the arms is the spot he wants the CGM in.
This keeps happening (it’s the 4th time we’ve seen this error now since attempting to recalibrate it the first time.) Is this Dexcom’s way of chastizing me for informing it that it’s wrong?? How dare you challenge the mighty G6 numbers behind the curtain!!! Here, take this!