Thanks to the awesome DOC (diabetes online community) I seamlessly hacked my G6 Dexcom and am currently on day 34 of my first sensor. I hope I don’t jinx it!
So this is how I went about it: Make sure you write down or keep the paper off of the sensor that has the code on it. You’ll need it to do a restart.
1) Once the session ends, start new session with NO CODE.
2) Let it warm up for 5 minutes.
3) Go into the settings in the Dexcom app on your phone and stop session (towards the bottom, you will need to scroll).
4) Start a “new sensor” with the code you used when you first put on the sensor. I keep the little paper in a specific spot in my nightstand.
5) 2-hour warm up and done!
I LOVE the G6. I am so excited about it, I got a smaller wristlet that doesn’t have to carry around my meter and supplies 24/7.
Let me know if you have any questions.
When I hack my G6, I will often have to change out the extra adhesive on the site every 10 days or so. This is a 2 person job (thank you for the help husband!) and here is a link to the Simpatch adhesive I like.