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The Dexcom G6 Transmitter is a component of the Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System. Its primary function is to send real-time glucose readings wirelessly to a compatible display device, such as a smartphone or the Dexcom G6 Receiver.
The transmitter works with the Dexcom G6 Sensor, inserted under the skin to measure glucose levels in the interstitial fluid. By continuously monitoring glucose levels, the Dexcom G6 Transmitter helps individuals with diabetes manage their condition by providing them with valuable information about their glucose levels throughout the day and night. This allows users to make informed decisions about their diabetes management, such as adjusting insulin doses or making dietary changes.
Use and Dosage
Before affixing the Dexcom G6 Transmitter to the sensor, inspect for any signs of damage or cracking. Using a defective transmitter could pose the risk of electrical shock and potentially compromise the functionality of the G6 system.
To use the Dexcom G6 Transmitter, you will need to follow the instructions provided by Dexcom. Here is a general overview of the steps involved:
- Use the auto-applicator to insert the Dexcom G6 Sensor under your skin. Make sure it is securely attached.
- Once the sensor is inserted, attach the Dexcom G6 Transmitter on top of the sensor. It should snap into place securely.
- You will receive a notification on your display device when it is time to replace the transmitter. Follow the prompts shown on your display device to pair the new transmitter. You can either pair it automatically or manually, depending on the instructions provided by the app.
- Dexcom G6 does not require fingerstick calibration. However, if you are using the Dexcom G6 in a specific clinical setting that requires calibration, follow the instructions provided by your healthcare professional.
Once the transmitter is paired and activated, it will start sending real-time glucose readings wirelessly to your compatible display device. Use the Dexcom G6 app or receiver to monitor your glucose levels throughout the day.
Common Side Effects of Dexcom G6 Transmitter (Glucose Transmitter):
- Skin irritation: Some individuals may experience skin irritation, such as itching, burning, or rash, due to sensitivity to the adhesive used in the G6 sensors.
- Allergic reactions: In rare cases, allergic reactions to the adhesive or components of the Dexcom G6 Transmitter may occur. Symptoms can include redness, swelling, and blistering.
Forms and Strength
Dexcom G6 Transmitter (Glucose Transmitter) is available in the following forms and strength:
Dexcom G6 Transmitter: Blood-glucose transmitter
- No dose
- The Dexcom G6 Transmitter is typically covered under a limited warranty for the first 90 days from activation, provided it was within 5 months of the shipping date. Be aware of the warranty terms and conditions.
- The Dexcom G6 Transmitter has a battery life of approximately 3 months. Have a replacement transmitter on hand within 3 months of starting the previous transmitter to ensure continuous monitoring.
- While the Dexcom G6 Transmitter can be reused for multiple sensor sessions, follow the instructions and warnings provided by Dexcom. Reusing the transmitter beyond its recommended usage can affect the accuracy and reliability of glucose readings.
- When attaching the Dexcom G6 Transmitter to the sensor, ensure that it is securely attached. Proper insertion and attachment are crucial for accurate and reliable glucose readings.
- Ensure that the Dexcom G6 Transmitter is compatible with your display device or smartphone. Dexcom provides a list of compatible devices on their website; verify compatibility before use.
- Always consult with a healthcare professional for guidance on using the Dexcom G6 Transmitter and interpreting glucose readings. They can provide personalized advice and recommendations based on your specific needs and condition.
- Dexcom G6 transmitter could potentially be a choking hazard. Refrain from placing the transmitter into the mouth or permitting children to handle it without adequate adult supervision.
- Sharing the Dexcom G6 Transmitter with others is strongly discouraged. This transmitter is directly connected to G6 readings and using it among different individuals may lead to inaccurate G6 readings, reports, alarms/alerts, and other associated complications.
- Dexcom G6 Transmitter is compatible only with the G6 system. Do not use it with any previous Dexcom products, and do not mix it from different generations.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I swim or shower with the Dexcom G6 transmitter?
Yes, the Dexcom G6 transmitter is designed to be water-resistant. You can wear it while swimming or showering. However, note that prolonged submersion in water or exposure to excessive moisture may affect its performance.
How long does the Dexcom G6 transmitter last?
The Dexcom G6 transmitter is designed to last for three months from the time of activation. After three months, you will need to replace the transmitter with a new one.
How do I charge the Dexcom G6 transmitter?
The Dexcom G6 transmitter does not require charging. It is powered by a small, non-rechargeable battery that is built-in and cannot be replaced. Once the battery is depleted after about three months of use, you must replace the entire transmitter.
Can I use the Dexcom G6 transmitter with other diabetes management devices?
The Dexcom G6 transmitter is compatible with a range of diabetes management devices, including the Dexcom G6 app, compatible smart devices, and other Dexcom products.
How accurate is the Dexcom G6 transmitter?
The Dexcom G6 transmitter is known for its high level of accuracy in glucose monitoring. It has been shown to provide reliable and consistent results when compared to traditional blood glucose meters.
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