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. If the sensor is inserted too deep into the body, it may also bleed. Ensure you are not using excess pressure when inserting with the applicator.
Proper insertion technique is important to prevent bleeding. When pressing the button, the sensor should be resting superficially on the surface of your skin.
For more information on how to insert your Dexcom sensor, visit this FAQ.
It may not be necessary to remove your sensor, but if you experience bleeding, please contact technical support for assistance at 1-844-607-8398.
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 use.
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.
How do I insert my Dexcom sensor?
Dexcom designed the Dexcom G6 CGM System sensor auto-applicator for easier, more consistent sensor insertions.
Where can I insert my Dexcom G7 sensor?
Dexcom G7 sensors may be inserted on the back of the upper arm (indicated for users ages 2 years and older) or the upper buttocks (ages 2-6 years old).