Hi. I just started my new G4 today. I was using a Guardian before. The instructions say to place the sensor horizontally. I prefer to place the sensor vertically on my upper arm. Has anyone had any problems with placement? Does it really matter if the sensor is vertical or horizontal?
It should not matter. Dex7 does not matter. I believe the sensor is upgraded at the least and should be able to handle either direction.
Dexcom is only FDA approved for using the sensor on abdomen, inserted horizontally, so that's what it says in the user manual.
I have used it on my arm and leg and put it vertically and it has worked fine.
You can find several other discussions here regarding locations people have used.
Usually you want to go in the direction where the skin can be 'pinched'.
I agree, line it up where you can pinch it and where you're not at risk of bending the sensor needle when a muscle is flexed.
I am wearing mine on my upper arm vertically right now, and it has not impaired the readings at all. This is the 3rd sensor I have used, the first one went horzontially on my stomach, the next 2 went vertically on my arm
Clare - Did you insert with the sensor pointing down or up your arm?
Up it was the only way I could really "do it myself"
I have had my G4 sensor on my upper thigh vertically for 18 days now with out an issue.
wow impressive, I have not tried the thigh yet, just stomach and arm but 18 days is great so long as you are still gettin good readings. congrats.
I've tried the thigh once and it was completly useless. The readings were so off. Did I just had a bad sensor? I was too scared to experiment again and it's now on my stomach for the past 3 weeks.
Inner thigh, outer thigh, upper thigh, lower thigh ?