I started using the G6 almost a week ago and love it (started dosing from G6 data on the 2nd day).
I kept my last G5 sensor on for the first 3-4 days using the G6 so I could compare their performance. With the G5 on the back of my left arm and the G6 on the back of my left calf, I noticed pretty quickly that the G6 picks up my BG changes sooner and with greater accuracy than the G5.
I learned something about the Dexcom apps last night the hard way. I have always kept my iPhone on Do Not Disturb at night while still receiving the necessary low alerts. At midnight last night I started getting very, very loud alerts (at the highest volume on my phone) every 5 minutes. My BG was high 160 at that time but the High Glucose alert was turned off. So the alert made no sense to me.
The alert continued and I progressively reviewed, changed or turned off every Alert and Sound settings on the Dexcom G6 app and my iPhone. But nothing stopped the #&%!# alert … by 2am I was tired and very frustrated and I decided to Dexcom tech support. The rep asked me a number of questions then asked if she could put me on hold to investigate further. While on hold I figured it out -
- Once you install the new Dexcom G6 app, DON’T keep the old Dexcom G5 app on your iPhone (not sure if this applies to Android phones as well). I kept the G5 app in case I needed to revert back to the G5. The G5 app was sending Signal Loss/ No Data Alerts every 5 minutes (even though I had it turned off) until I deleted the app from my phone.