How do I start my Dexcom G6 sensor?
When you start a new Dexcom sensor, you must enter a code into your display device to use Dexcom G6 without fingerstick calibrations. * Please make sure to follow each onscreen prompt step by step when starting a new sensor. Each sensor has its own code printed on the back of the adhesive patch. Do not use a code from a different sensor or make up a code. If you have lost the sensor code, you may calibrate Dexcom G6 using fingersticks. Learn more about what to do if you lose your sensor code here.
*If your glucose alerts and readings from the Dexcom G6 do not match symptoms or expectations, use a blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions.
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Where can I insert my Dexcom G6 sensor?
Dexcom G6 sensors may be inserted on the abdomen (indicated for patients age 2 years and older) or the upper buttocks (ages 2-17 years). Sensor placement is important and you will want to change your insertion site with each sensor.
Does the Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System require calibrations?
Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) requires no fingersticks or calibrations – just enter the unique G6 sensor code on the label during setup. Learn how to calibrate if needed.
Do I need to use my Dexcom receiver for my Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System to work?
You have the flexibility to use only the Dexcom G6 app, only the Dexcom receiver, or both at the same time, depending on your diabetes management preferences.