Monday, July 26, 2021

Me and My Dexcom g6

Last night I had to change the sensor on my Dexcom 6 for the first time.     

This involves pulling the whole mechanism off my body similar to an extra large bandaid.  

Look how small that wire is. It is a lot smaller than the instrument you use to test your blood on the self-held monitor. 

Then you break the edge of the holder to remove the transmitter (gray part) which tells you your reading

and insert in a new contraption on your belly like this.

Finished product.  (Not my belly - I wish it was)

I was so proud of myself.  The unknown can really be scary but now that I've done it twice and seen that tiny, tiny wire that goes under my skin, I'm ready to brave the insulin pump.  

The alarm is still going off at night but this gadget has taught me to get up and take a shot without totally disrupting my sleep.  This has controlled those extremely high morning readings.  Yipee.  

Other than that, I killed the new little portable washing machine I bought by overfilling the wash barrel with too much water which I  think leaked into the motor and killed it.  They specifically warn you not to do this.  Oops.  I'm trying to decide whether to buy another one after my son takes it apart and confirms the death. 

More later ....



  1. Good for you in conquering the d6. I hope the insulin pump gives you peace of mind!

  2. Congrats on getting it all changed out! I've heard lots of good things about the Dexcom. Certainly makes your life easier and saves your fingers from so much poking. Sorry about your washer. Dang! I hope it's fixable. Take care!

  3. So high tech! Sorry to hear about the washer.

  4. Wow thats a great accomplishment. And its doing its job by waking you up. My brother-in-law has something that has an alarm that goes off but he can't hear it so my sister has to tell him. Maybe just maybe it hasn't met its death.

  5. That looks like a brilliant little invention, rather intimidating to change the sensor the first time. You did good.

  6. This instrument you use is amazing really. Good luck with the washer! As the saying goes, "there's always somethin'"

  7. Wow, medical devices sure have improved people's healthcare and outlook having they. I never knew this existed.

  8. I always wondered how those were attached. I had a friend with one and she loved it.
    Hope your little machine can be revived by your son.