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Cormac_Doyle

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What do people use to keep their CGMS seansors attached?

 

I tried skintac + tegaderm ... fell off in 2 days

I tried two of the bandages that medtronic supplied ... this is barely 26  hours later and I'm running around looking for medical tape before I lose another sensor.

I honestly don't care if they are slated to work for 6 days, if they don't stay attached for even 2!!!


HbA1c
2007/08 - Sept 07: 10.9; Feb 08: 8.5; Sept 08: 7.3;
2009/10 - Feb 09: 7.5; Apr 08: 6.4; Aug 08: 6.1; Jan 10: 7.0; Mar 10: 6.4; Jun 10: 6.1; Oct: 5.9;
2011/12 - Jan 11: 6.4; Apr 11: 6.5; Aug 11: 6.3; Nov 11: 6.2; Mar 12: 6.7; May 12: 6.3; June 12: 6.2; Sep 12: 5.4; Dec 12: 6.0;
2013/14 - Mar 14: 6.1; May 14: 6.5; July 14: 6.3; Nov 14: 6.1; Apr 14: 6.3; Nov 14: 6.5;

2015/16 - Oct 15: 6.2; Mar 16: 6.9; Nov 16: 7.0;

2017 - Feb: 6.1

 

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NoraWI

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Call Medtronics and complain. They should work with you until you find something that stays on.
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Bar&In

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What do people use to keep their CGMS seansors attached?
 
I tried skintac + tegaderm ... fell off in 2 days
I tried two of the bandages that medtronic supplied ... this is barely 26  hours later and I'm running around looking for medical tape before I lose another sensor.
I honestly don't care if they are slated to work for 6 days, if they don't stay attached for even 2!!!


When I had sensor I used tegaderm and worked great. I would put smaller tape Medtronic provided directly over the sensor then would put the bigger piece of tegaderm over top it.

Where are you inserting at, what part of body? I had much more success on my arm than core. May want to try arm if you're using core.

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Cormac_Doyle

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the first two have been in my core - I will definitely try my arm or leg next!


HbA1c
2007/08 - Sept 07: 10.9; Feb 08: 8.5; Sept 08: 7.3;
2009/10 - Feb 09: 7.5; Apr 08: 6.4; Aug 08: 6.1; Jan 10: 7.0; Mar 10: 6.4; Jun 10: 6.1; Oct: 5.9;
2011/12 - Jan 11: 6.4; Apr 11: 6.5; Aug 11: 6.3; Nov 11: 6.2; Mar 12: 6.7; May 12: 6.3; June 12: 6.2; Sep 12: 5.4; Dec 12: 6.0;
2013/14 - Mar 14: 6.1; May 14: 6.5; July 14: 6.3; Nov 14: 6.1; Apr 14: 6.3; Nov 14: 6.5;

2015/16 - Oct 15: 6.2; Mar 16: 6.9; Nov 16: 7.0;

2017 - Feb: 6.1

 

Meds - Glucophage: 2000mg; Omega 3: 4000mg; Lipitor: 20mg; Victoza: 1.8mg; Farxiga: 5mg; Humulin: 225-450 iu ( originally 1800-2400 iu daily)

Started Pump: 10th April 2011 - Minimed Paradigm Veo (new pump coming 2017 ???)


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PeteV75

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i use a tape called Hypafix, Its hard to peel off even after a few weeks of being on.



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I split med tape in half and make a big X. Done and done. Ugly, but it sticks.
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