Those of you that wear your Dexcom sensors longer than 7 Days- do you take out the transmitter, clean it, and put it back in or do you just stop sensor for a few minutes and then it back on?

31 Answers

lohmeyer
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Mine doesn’t come off. I just hit end session and then hit warm up again. I do 2 calibrations after 2 hour warm up. Good to go!

lepp52
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Yeah same here. That's what I do.


w
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I don’t take my transmitter off, and I’m not sure what ones don’t come off. I just hit end and start, I find it difficult to remove sometimes and take it off with the sensor, and then get it off the top.


893
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I have trouble with connectivity after 7 days (which has been kinda frustrating), even after hit End Session and do the 2 hour warm up again. Does anyone else have this problem? I'm fairly new to the Dex so I could just be getting used to it, too.

lohmeyer
Answered 1 year ago    reply

It depends how old the transmitter is.. if it’s towards the end of its life then sometimes. Make sure you are injecting it into area where there is some fat.

893
Answered 1 year ago    reply

it's only a month old. I've been wearing it in my abdomen but i just put it in my arm for the first time so we'll see how this time around goes...thanks!


f7
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I turn off the sensor and a minute later turn it back on..on average it last me close to three weeks.


burchill
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I can make mine last 2 to 3 weeks. Have no idea how you would reinsert. I just turn off sensor for a minute and then turn it back on.

w
Answered 1 year ago    reply

She means the part that clips into the sensor, the part that lasts 3 months.

burchill
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Your right, that is exactly what she said. (No coffee yet

w
Answered 1 year ago    reply

me either! Too much trouble, I just start and stop on my phone


bayird67
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I don't wait. I simply turn off sensor, then immediately start it again. I routinely get 3 weeks out of each sensor.


ak
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Nope. I turn off sensor, turn on sensor, and calibrate in 2 hrs.

strosnider
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Me too


tyisha23
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Same here, restart after and recalibrate at the end of the 7 day session. My question is I feel the site were my dexcom is gets more sensitive has time goes by. Especial after maybe 10-12 days? Feels like a bruise.

73
Answered 1 year ago    reply

My skin gets so mad and sensitive about day 9.

89v
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I also cannot go longer then 14 days and sometimes have a little bruise or raised area.


bialas
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Just stop n restart no need to wait few minute


781
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Thanks guys! It seems to be working just fine so far.


avina43
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Stop n restart


bv
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I do not use dexcom but I use the guardian of the 670 and once they expire 6 days I recharge the transmitter and reconnect it so it lasts another 6 days as if it were a new one


p.88
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I'm on week 8 with my currents sensor in my upper abdomen. Usually I use the back of my arm, but I often end up dislodging accidentally.


shalonda51
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I can’t seem to make one last more than 2-3 restarts (weeks) however I never take out the transmitter, just stop and restart the sensor


56
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I just restart my Dex.


metzga
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I tried to go longer than 7 days, but my body is ready for it to come out. Any suggestions?

781
Answered 1 year ago    reply

This is my first time doing it, but I don’t really intend to make it a habit. I always change it Saturday mornings, but my last one was too close to a nerve and by Tuesday it was so painful I had to remove it. I put on a new one and am wearing it longer to make up for it. I hate going without.

56
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Anzora, Dexcom will replace it if you've had it in less than a week.

781
Answered 1 year ago    reply

huddleston even if it wasn’t a defective product? It was just my placement.

56
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Yes, I would call them. I had one once that was painful and it was replaced.


haustein
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Just stop then start. If you try to take it off you're more likely to damage the sensor wire


tumbl
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I stopped extending....change every seven. My skin was getting lumps.


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