I started on the g6 a couple of months ago. First 3 insertions went fine, but I had a lot of bleeding with the last 2 and both sensors failed. Dexcom is replacing them and asked me to send the failed ones back to them. I know I’m probably the only person on the planet who prefers the old insertion system, but I used that for years and never bled! Is this just a fluke or are others experiencing the similar issues with bleeding from the new insertion system? I am an adult, slender build and they did asked my weight when I reported the problem. I wonder if they are seeing this with thinner people? I was very pleased with their response and expect they will make changes if this seems to be more then a one off.
Hi. My daughter is ten and she bled too the first time. Dexcom did send us a replacement. We change it in a few days and I’m hoping it doesn’t happen again! She did bleed a few times with the G5 too. We have a friend that has never bled. I don’t know why this has happened to us either. Curious what others say. My daughter is slim too.
ive bled thru three of my last four g6 sensors. Never happened on the G5. I asked if it had anything to do with my body type and Dexcom said no but I cant help but wonder if the sensors are longer or injected more forcefully than I used to do on the G5.
I’ve actually noticed the same thing–I never noticed bleeding with the g5, and lately it feels like I can’t insert a g6 without bleeding. I haven’t needed to replace any of mine though.
I’ve done 2 insertions with the G6 now and I haven’t had a single issue with bleeding. This is my first CGM even though I’ve been diabetic for 28 years. Actually I’ve been really happy with the G6 other than a few calibration issues where the G6 was reading 260 but my glucometer said 200.
For the first 3 months I used it, I had zero bleeding. I took a break from it for a couple months and every insertion now has bled. Out of curiosity, I left them in and the readings have been pretty accurate. Doing everything the same and I’m slim to average build. As long as they’re not off by too much, you’re probably ok to leave it in.
I was on the phone with Tech Support and the lady mentioned with the new G6 insertion device it is best to pinch the skin much like how you would for an insulin injection. She says the device fires the sensor deeper into the skin and often reaches the muscle underneath.
Ive been having nasty bleeding and bruising with my insertions the last 4 times and my first 3 were really good too but I don’t know if I can stick with it now. This last one hurts considerably. I’m going to talk to my endo in the morning to see what she has to say about it. I use an ice pack for 15-20 minutes before I do my insertion I also use Americane spray and I still feel it. I would also like to report that I am not skinny by any means so size has nothing to do with it. I do however think that stabbing oneself with a straw would lead to more bleeding than say a sharp needle. I say that because under my microscope it looks like a straw and not a needle. I’ve had my fair share of IVs in my time and those needles are for insertion of a catheter into a vein and they are sharp not dull. This is just what I’ve seen and thusly my opinion. I do have photos of the straw insertion device…