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Dexcom G5 Inaccuracies

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Sharrryn, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. Sharrryn

    Sharrryn Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use Dexcom G5 and love it but I always find the the first 24 hours or so very inaccurate. I calibrate when blood sugars stable but it still goes up then down , then false fall and high alerts. Very frustrating. Does anyone else find problems on first day of insertion before it settles ?
     
  2. Knikki

    Knikki · Guest

    I don't use Dexcom I use Libre and yes I have found that the first 24hrs after attaching it the readings are usually not great.

    What a few do and I am going to do the same, is attach the Libre for 24 hours before activating it, that seems to improve the accuracy. As Dexcom is a similar thing then maybe that trick would work as well.
     
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  3. Bricktop

    Bricktop · Member

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    never had a problem with Dexcom, I am on the G6 now its spot on
     
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  4. Nometype1andproud

    Nometype1andproud Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am looking into the G5 how much does it cost compared to the newer version ?
     
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  5. pinewood

    pinewood Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've recently moved from G5 to G6 and miss my G5 tremendously; no idea if I've just had a dud batch but my last 3 G6 sensors have been really inaccurate; very frustrating as I can't trust it like I used to be able to do with my G5. Anyone else in the same boat?
     
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