What do I do if my Dexcom G6 applicator won't come off?

If you have pressed the button to insert your sensor but the applicator did not release, it is possible the needle did not retract properly. Don’t panic! Remove the applicator and adhesive patch by following these steps:
  • Gently pull applicator up until you see the adhesive patch.
  • Using your finger or thumb, hold the front edge of the patch and peel from the skin (Dexcom G6 System User Guide Chapter 14: Troubleshooting 239).
  • While holding the front edge of the adhesive patch, gently rock back the applicator away from your body.
  • Check the insertion site to make sure the sensor isn’t left on the skin.
  • Don’t try to reuse the applicator.

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