AND I am now on sensor 7? or maybe 8? and we’re not even 2 months into our G6 usage – more like a month and five days.
Tonight his sensor (Which was about 5 days old) failed and the new one immediately said “replace sensor” after just 20 minutes in the warmup period. We’ve tried different places on the body, no IV prep, yes IV prep, etc. etc. It just doesn’t seem to work as well for us as the G5. When I went to my endocrinologist, she said only one other patient is having problems with the G6. She said it was a person in “very tight” control although I don’t really think Samson is in tight control. And in any case he is often getting the data dropouts when his BG is high.
Talking to the Dexcom people on the phone, they seem to say there’s definitely no problem with the transmitter because they can actually read something from the data they get on their end – but that makes me feel MORE discouraged. If it was a bum transmitter they could just replace it. If something about the insertion process is just not workable with the G6, I don’t know what we’re going to do. We can go back to G5 but in the end we need to know we’ are not operating on borrowed time.
We got 3 extra sensors from a very kind person on our list-serve. Dexcom also sent us an additional 3 sensors for those failures. We now have 2 left and we’ve got 2 months left on these transmitters.