Dexcom

Dexcom G6 warmup

The Dexcom G6 CGM is very convenient in the way it rarely needs calibrations. However it’s not perfect. We provide a sensor code so the system knows which of 15 “batches” this sensor is part of, and this guides the auto-calibration. The transmitter takes a while for “warmup”, and then starts giving us numbers. But …

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Anubis developments

Last month I reported on Project Anubis, which is reworking expired Dexcom G6 transmitters to allow them to be re-used (and adding some new features at the same time). There’s been a lot of work done by the core team and the testers. Some people have been asking “Where can I get one?” Well today …

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Anubis – the G6 reborn!

In exciting news, Project Anubis has been announced. It is a modification to the Dexcom G6 “Firefly” CGM transmitter that gives a bunch of things that I personally see as advantages over new units. User-replaceable battery (larger capacity than original). Unlike with re-batteried G5 transmitters, no fancy epoxy sealing is required. A tiny packet of …

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New interferent for Dexcom CGMs

Dexcom has just announced for Australia another medication which can interfere with their CGMs. Hydroxyurea is a cytotoxic medication used mainly in chemotherapy, so hopefully this won’t affect many people. But it has been shown to artificially raise the readings returned by the Dexcom CGMs (without actually raising the blood glucose). Thus caution should be …

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