Hi all, I had my first sensor last 18 days on xDrip+ after switching it from the Dexcom app (was on that for 6 days before I switched), and it needed calibrations now and then. With the Dexcom app and the exact same sensor the readings where spot on when I tested it just to see (since it was my first time), but not when I switched to xDrip+.
I just put in a brand new sensor last night, and from the beginning my BGs (tested with Freestyle Lite) have been notably off from xDrip+ readings again, by an amount that makes a difference. And after I did the initial calibration last night because it was wrong, it was wrong again this morning when I woke up and tested it, so I did the override calibration thing…which will probably be inaccurate again if my experience with the last sensor with xDrip+ is any indication. Again: My first sensor was spot on with the Dexcom app but was off with xDrip+ after switching to it, so I don’t think it’s the sensors.
Is there a reason why I need to even calibrate with xDrip+ and G6 sensors after I put the new sensor in? What could I be doing wrong with the initial source bonding to the sensor? I followed the instructions that I’ve seen here exactly by using the source wizard. Is there a way to re-do it so that it reads as consistently accurately as the Dexcom app did (which didn’t need calibration)?
If I need to calibrate frequently then that would negate one of the biggest benefits of the G6 and I won’t be able to use xDrip+, so I dearly hope I’m just doing something wrong because otherwise it’s far superior…but this is a major thing to need to worry about.
EDIT: I just sent the error report through xDrip+ so hopefully someone can take a look at it and I can get this fixed – there are a huge amount of errors since I started using it almost two weeks ago, but I don’t know what they mean or how significant they are. But if there are suggestions here on why this problem is happening, I’m all all ears.