I get my new dexcom seven tomorrow
The question is about sensor placement, I'm 6' tall and weight 155lbs almost no body fat I also have ascites do to liver disease..... Any help would be great.
I been using it on my arm some due to having a pump now and ive noticed it was a bit more accurate then my arm but im also smeall im around 5 11 most im sure have fat on the back area where the hip starts to curve in the back
I was pretty leery about putting on my upper arm, since I don't exactly have much extra fat there, but it has been GREAT. I have found the further towards the back of my arm the better (you will need a friend/wife to do this though).
The other area I've used is the love handle area, but really like the arm.
JIMMER, I think Gary has offered "double the fun" of the other posts by recommending TWO good places for you to try: The thickest part of your tricep (upper arm, either one), and your love handles on either side: slightly to the front, above the belt line, but well BELOW your lowest rib.
With Ascites, I'd try the arms first. But don't discount the love handles; those areas along the lateral edges of your torso might work pretty well, too. (YMMV, of course. I'm T1 and quite a bit older than you, so my own experience might not be that relevant. But for me, Dexcom's "per-approved-labeling" frontal abdomen locations were much less reliable, and much slower to respond to bG changes.)
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