There have been lots of posts about adhesive not being great for the new g4, our first week we just tested it out to see what would happen, it did peel, on the second day, top and bottom, then stayed stable, lasted till about day 11 ( accurate as all get-out) when she knocked it off in a dance rehearsal, so it worked ok ( not near as well as pod adhesive, but then we dont wear those for 11 days either!)
Then yesterday we put on a new one, and within 5 minutes, it is peeling up on top and bottom, ie IT NEVer STUCK at all in the first place,
as I touched the adhesive the cloth feels actually dry, as if there is NO actual adhesive at all!!
waited on support about 15 minutes and gave up. ordering skin tac asap...
this is definitely something screwy... something with manufacturing and how they are getting adhesive on the things in the first place... where does dexcom do manufacturing? anybody know?
Call and they will replace it. Were you wearing lotion or powder?
I need help with this issue too. I can't keep the G4 in and on for a week. The Dex 7 stayed in for a couple of weeks for me. I'm waiting for a order of KTTape to see if this will work for me. Let me know if you find something that works to keep the unit in place. Thanks, Katie
OPSITE FIXFLEX Just GOOGLE it.
Opsite Flexifix - cheapest I found is http://www.healthykin.com/p-1231-smith-and-nephew-opsite-flexifix-t... really good stuff
Did you use adhesive remover to cleanup the previous site? If that's still on your hands the G4 adhesive fails. I use Tac Adhesive to keep it on.
All of us are different. I've no issues whatsoever with the adhesive on the sensors, both for the 7+ as well as the G4. OTOH, I am incredibly allergic to hospital grade adhesive tape -- the kind they use when attaching large pieces of gauze after an operation (or whatever). My skin blisters and literally bubbles up -- it is just awful! Hideous.
Good luck finding something that works. I always clean my next sensor area with alcohol before putting it in place. I figure the alcohol will clean up the area and also dry it out a little bit before the application of the sensor. Works for me.
Dexcom manufacturing is all US. Not outsourced to China. Labeled on the boxes.
I find I have to put a sheet of Tegaderm over the sensor and its adhesive to hold it on for 2 weeks.
I always coat the adhesive with skin tac and then let it dry for a couple of minutes before applying it to my body. Lasts up to 3 weeks - never tried it past 3 weeks.
I too have had no issues with the sensor sticking. Maybe in my original set of 12 sensors I got the good adhesive ? In any case the only time the adhesive has even started to peel up is when I had the sensor on my thigh and I think the constant rubbing of the clothing against the sensor had an effect. But it did not even start to do this until the second week and then I just put some more Opsite Flexifix on it to secure it for a few more days.
Your experience was the same as mine with a bunch of sensors. Might have been a bad batch, though. My current sensor was from a new box and the adhesive has been working fine. So there is some inconsistency with the adhesive.