I was curious to see if anyone used any other sensor site besides the abdomen. The nurse that help me do my first insertion site tonight has said some people do use their thighs. Does any else use their thighs?
I also use my upper arms exclusively for my DexCom sensors, and usually around day 6 or 7 I have to put another piece of tegaderm or hypafix over the original tape to keep it on. but i also restart my sensors and use them as long as they will continue to read accurately...
Lower back, upper bum. Saying that though, I wasted 3 sensors last week because the wouldn't go in. I'm using the Sof-serter device to insert, because I'm too much of a wuss to just push that needle in!
EMLA creme is a 2.5%$ lidocaine/2.5% prilocaine that comes in a tube generic is available.. kids ( i'm 55) use it, and it numbs the area, can't even feel the insertion. it was the only way I could put the Dex sensor on. /now I have the new Navigator, and it self inserts with the press of a button... so much less stress for me
my son is 3, today we used the back of his upper arm. we rotate arms and his upper butt area.
he won't let me do a sensor or a pump site in his belly, unless i've bribed him with something serious :)
i find that the sensor goes in much smoother in the backs of his arms...and he likes it there too...out of sight out of mind.
Ooooo, I've used lower back and upper tush along with abdomen and upper outer thigh for both pump site and sensor. I LOVE my abdomen for everything and especially when I did MDI. It has the least amount of pain!!!! I want to try the back of the upper arm now though. Does it hurt anymore than the others and get irritated much?
I can't find a comfortable site for the sensor. I've used my abdomen (short waisted-end up rubbing on waistline or if i bend, the bra bothers it) inner thigh and outer, upper arm. tape on leg rubbed constantly with clothing and the arm feels like i've had a constant flu shot! I always wear my pump infusion set on the back of my hip area but that space is limited. I feel like i am running out of suggetions! i am going to try the outer thigh next. i was excited for the technology, but didnt realize it was going to come at this painful price!
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