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 always use my upper thighs even though that's off label for the Navigator. It seems to be just as accurate as abdomen but some sleeping positions seem to block off the interstitial fluid movement and I can get false low alarms in the middle of the night. I just have to roll over to the other side and it will correct itself. The reason I use the upper thigh is I can keep it stuck in place much longer, usually 30 days.
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