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Dexcom G4 sensor issue, display says "???"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lorraine Apr 15, 2013. 5 Replies

I've been using the Dexcom G4 Platinum for a few weeks, I put a new sensor in today and everything seemed mostly normal, I did see a bit of blood under the inserter but I snapped the transmitter in,…Continue

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Lorraine replied to SatansValet's discussion 'Dexcom G4 sensor issue, display says "???"'
"I'm glad it came back for you. We've had many a sensor do that. Sometimes the ??? come in times of rapid BG change and it can't keep up. Sometimes - well I don't know why it's doing that. We've had more ??? than…"
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Dexcom G4 sensor issue, display says "???"

I've been using the Dexcom G4 Platinum for a few weeks, I put a new sensor in today and everything seemed mostly normal, I did see a bit of blood under the inserter but I snapped the transmitter in, waited 2 hours and calibrated like normal and everything seemed fine.I received 22 sensor readings (just under 2 hours worth) and then the upper right corner of the display started showing "???" and it stopped giving me glucose readings. It has now been like that for an hour and a half. The manual…See More
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At 5:50am on July 13, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Me too. I am OUTSTANDING at age 85. Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 2:13pm on July 12, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home SatansValet!...like your sense of humour ;)
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At 1:25pm on July 12, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.




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