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momofT1

tips on cgm insertions???

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momofT1

My son has low body fat and is running out of places to insert his cgm. He is afraid of putting it anywhere but on his belly. Any tips?

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Gordonm

I just started recently putting them on the inside of my upper thigh. I do not have any excess body fat and thought this has the most meaty area. I pretty much thought it was going to be very painfull but it actually has hurt less than my belly or the love handle area. I did have one bleed for a minute this morning but it stopped pretty quickly and is working fine.

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betty6333
I just started recently putting them on the inside of my upper thigh. I do not have any excess body fat and thought this has the most meaty area. I pretty much thought it was going to be very painfull but it actually has hurt less than my belly or the love handle area. I did have one bleed for a minute this morning but it stopped pretty quickly and is working fine.

 

When we started CGM we used Arms and tummy, but tummy was so thin that i worried about hitting muscle. It is scary, but if you gave a shot there, you can stick a CGM there.

 

Good luck

 

(ps i bribed my kid the first few new site spots) it works

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Type1Mum

My son is also very lean - we started out on the tummy, but would often have poor control due to the catheter hitting his muscles and kinking. He exclusively uses the hip/bottom area now and have had no problems with these sites (2+ years).

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