Dexcom G6 Applicator Issue

I’ve been using the Dexcom G6 for almost a year now. This last shipment of sensors I’d received has to be defective or something! I’ve had 5 out of 7 sensors I’d tried get stuck in me. It’s painful because the needle from the applicator won’t retract and so it stays in me as I try to peel it off. Is anyone else having this issue?

YESS!!! I have no idea why they’re like this, and I even switched to another pump for a bit but decided that I’d rather the Dexcom.

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Hey, I’m in the same boat. Definitely angry right now. I just went to replace my 9 yo daughter’s G6 and both sensors back to back failed. On the first one my husband tried to pry it out of the applicator and you can see where it broke and part of the sensor is still stuck in the applicator - the needle was sticking out as well, but we broke it off. Second one we just pulled it off of her because it clearly was having the same issue. I’m so peeved. I finally snagged another applicator the doc had given us at our last appointment. I think it’s a lot issue and every one in our new shipment is from the same lot!! :rage:

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I have had over 50% failure rate for months. I’ve lost count on how many sensors I have had replaced and how many replacements have also jammed.

Every 10 days I get very stressed and anxious as pulling out jammed sensors is usually painful (needle still in skin and not easy to pull the adhesive when the inserted is attached) and every so often it causes me to bleed everywhere.

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Omg yesss! I’m so glad I have found people that understand this! I have been using the g6 for 1.5 years now and only in recent months this has started to happen to me! I was so shocked at first and it was difficult to remove the jammed sensor!!! It happened again the next month and literally just now twice BACK TO BACK! Dexcom just keep telling me to send them back but this is not good enough… I feel like they have started using a cheaper manufacturer or something to save money and we are suffering because of it! I self fund the dexcom for myself and it’s blinking expensive for the sensors just to get stuck in you and having to rip them out your stomach! EEEK!!!

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