Hey everyone, I’m new here, so hopefully this won’t seem like an insanely stupid first post!
I’m diabetic, type 1 - I have been for more than half my life now. In the interests of saving money and better diabetes management, I’ve been experimenting with XDrip+… and have had almost zero success.
Everything below is working with a Samsung Galaxy S9, the dexcom G6 sensor, and whatever build I snagged off of github about a month ago. Please note: I’m somewhat of a luddite - I’m not on Facebook, I can’t program whatever ‘apks’ are, and technology is equal parts friend and foe.
So! My first attempt at XDrip+ was during jury duty (bleagh), and I tried to run the dexcom app at the same time as XDrip+. Dexcom app ran just fine! XDrip+ connected sporadically for about a day, then never reconnected.
Alright, time to research. Apparently running both at the same time causes failures. Okay, cool - uninstall the dexcom app at the end of that session so that only XDrip+ is running and try again!
Start sensor? Great! 2 hour warmup: about 15 minutes in it tells me that it won’t work because something about the time sync is out. Well,the countdown timer is still running, so I’ll roll with it.
Countdown timer finishes! 2 calibrations required! …alright, I used to have the g4, I understand calibration, sure, let’s go.
CALIBRATION REJECTED, SENSOR STOPPED.
…wait, what? Uhm. Meter says one thing, I’m pretty sure that meter’s right. And why did you stop my sensor, app? For that matter, how do I restart it? The menu says ‘stop sensor,’ not ‘restart sensor,’ or ‘start sensor’… so… I… guess it’s time to join FUDiabetes and start asking questions?
I honestly have no idea what the hell I’m doing with any of this, but extending the life of sensors seems like a great thing, and having more customizability with the alerts also sounds wonderful. So I’m very enticed by the potentials of this all, and yet I’m very turned off by how challenging it’s been so far.
Does anybody have any suggestions or tips? Or even where the hell to actually get started with any of this? I’m a fast learner, and I can actually be pretty damn good at this kind of thing, but so far it’s just been smashing my head in to a brick wall. Suggestions are more than welcome, and hopefully somebody can point me in a direction that isn’t just turning my phone off and on and being bothered that it didn’t work!
Thank you all so much in advance,
P.S. - I’ve read a lot of the XDrip+ topics here (lurking) - you guys seem like a very knowledgeable group, and I hope someday to fully join your ranks!