Is it painful to insert a Dexcom G6 sensor?
The Dexcom G6 auto applicator was designed for easier, more consistent sensor insertions. According to a survey of Dexcom G6 users, 84% reported that the initial sensor insertion was painless and 100% reported that the applicator was easy to use1. For study details, please reference the Dexcom G6 user guide.
1 Shah V LL, Wadwa P, et al. Performance of a Factory-Calibrated Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Utilizing an Automated Sensor Applicator. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics. 2018;20(6).
What happens if my sensor insertion causes bleeding?
In order for the Dexcom G6 insertion needle to reach the interstitial fluid, it must penetrate the dermis layer of the skin, which has blood vessels scattered throughout. Penetration of these blood vessels causes bleeding if the needle pierces them.
What do I do if my Dexcom G6 sensor wire breaks off?
Don’t ignore broken or detached sensor wires. A sensor wire could remain under your skin. If this happens, please contact our 24/7 Technical Support at 1-844-607-8398.