So I got me some G6.
I’m all hooked up, being followed by all the family I need to be followed by (mom’s on it), and am already up and running on my phone AND Apple Watch. I have no idea how but suspect Dexcom fairies… Either way, what a nice, smooth, gentle, and organized start it’s been. I’ve only just begun comparing numbers, which I look forward to doing more of over the next couple of days, but what I’m really taken by at this point is the ease of use. Like a fun and loving child… who also is considerate and tidy. This is in stark contrast to what life has been like with my Guardian lately which is more like… has anyone ever seen The Good Son? Like that kind of child. I’m joking, kind of, but over the last few months, Medtronic’s sensors seem to have tanked in performance, and to be welcoming in Dexcom at this time, well, it just makes it even more apparent.
This is a long post about nothing. Sorry. I do anticipate having questions about the G6, and I even have one to pose now… It’s about calibrations. I’m on day 5, and I have only calibrated once, which was probably on day 3. What I have noticed so far is that my Dexcom is pretty strong and can cut my lag on a rapidly changing blood sugar faster than my Guardian can… most of the time. I have noticed, however, that from time to time it seems to get caught up on an old value, allowing the Guardian to close the gap faster, only to really jump and catch up in a single bound. It’s just a different behavior than I’m used to, and I’m busy learning how it handles different situations. It made me think about calibrating and whether or not there is a use for it. Does anyone calibrate theirs in order to improve anything? For instance, if you see it struggling a little more, would a calibration make any difference?? Does anyone calibrate on a schedule? My guess is no, but it’s all new territory so I’m taking it to the experts.
Oh, other questions:
Interference? I have mine on my left abdomen, my Guardian on my right, and my Libre on my left arm. Any chance that’s a bad idea?
There are more, but it’s time to stand up and move around.