Well, there is a lot of stuff to experiment with before you give up. Barrier wipes like Skin-prep, and different adhesives like Hypafix, Tegaderm and IV300. This is not an exhaustive list. I had a lot of problems with tapes when I first went on the pump (and we had to secure a safety loop with tape), and found that Hypafix was the only thing that worked for me. 12 years later, I'm finding that I CAN tolerate Tegaderm for the CGM, so things can change.
If you decide to try, a CDE with knowedge of the different products available can really help.
Yes I have a Dexcom and it's my most favorite. But, I really love the old case from my Accu-Chek Advantage. You know the one that was approx. 4x6 inches? It now holds my OmniPod, in it's silicone skin, a needle for "just in case", a vial of insulin, a Accu-Chek Multiclix and two extra drums for it. I also have in the pocket of it, all of my doctors business cards and my insurance card. The Accu-Chek Advantage meter is long gone but it's case goes on.
If you follow the diabetes online community, you know that #MedicareCoverCGM is a big deal. We have continued to raise awareness on #MedicareCoverCGM because we believe that ALL people living with diabetes should have access to continuous glucose monitors (CGM). With Read on! →
A few years ago, we at Diabetes Hands Foundation reached out to the members on TuDiabetes and asked them to share their perspective of life with diabetes through one of the five senses, as part of an initiative called Read on! →