how to remove dexcom transmitter without removing sensor

How to Remove Dexcom Transmitter Without Removing Sensor

The Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system is an invaluable tool for diabetics to track their blood glucose levels continuously. However, there may be instances where you want to remove the Dexcom transmitter without dislodging the sensor. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:


  1. Gather the necessary tools:

    • Tape (medical or athletic tape is recommended)
    • Rubbing alcohol or adhesive remover

  2. Start by cleaning the Dexcom transmitter site with rubbing alcohol or adhesive remover. This will help loosen the adhesive tape.

  3. Cut a small strip of tape, around 2-3 inches in length.

  4. Gently lift the edge of the adhesive tape from the skin near the Dexcom transmitter.

  5. Slide the strip of tape underneath the transmitter, ensuring it covers the width of the device.

  6. Hold the ends of the tape strip and gently pull them in opposite directions. This will loosen the adhesive tape’s grip on the transmitter.

  7. Continue pulling until the Dexcom transmitter is detached from the sensor.

  8. Now, you can remove the Dexcom transmitter from the tape strip with ease.


Be cautious while applying tape to avoid accidental pulling or dislodging of the sensor. You may also consult your healthcare provider for guidance and additional tips.

By following these steps, you can remove the Dexcom transmitter without removing the sensor. This can be particularly helpful if you need to replace or recharge the transmitter while keeping the sensor in place for continuous monitoring. Always ensure proper hygiene and consult your healthcare provider if you have any concerns or questions.

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