Week three into the Dex Com and am overall satisfied. Only con is I am starting to itch on my belly where the sensor is located. Does anyone use any other locations that is just as or more accurate?
Thanks in adavance!
Glad it worked for you too Kate!
Have you tried that other place I talked about yet? Still using it as often as possible, awesome readings and seems to last longer too.
nope. I just can't bring my self to try it now! Just as my stomach is growing, so are they :)
I put it on my thigh and get much more accurate results when compared to finger sticks. I put in on my stomach area, above or below my waist, for the first year of use. I will not use that area again...the results were just not as good.
Hi Barney! I love putting my Dex on my upper butt cheek! I put it in a nice, fatty place and the numbers are fantastic! Just make sure it is below your pant line. I've tried it once off to the side of my butt, but I don't think there was enough fat there so the readings weren't as good. It's nice because it's out of the way and I don't see it. Plus it is less painful for me on the butt compared to the abdomen. That also leaves my arm, thigh, stomach and lower back for my Omnipod.
p.s. Congrats on the Dex, Barney!! I know you are newly diagnosed (like me). I remember your first post on the forum which you put up recently about adjusting to type 1. The Dex has saved me so many times, and it is teaching me a lot about how I metabolize food. Super good decision for me and I think you'll find the same for yourself :) Only bad thing is that I have some small scars from leaving it in for several weeks. Gotta figure out what to do about that...
i use the tops and outer part of my thighs no more than half-way between my hip junction and my knee. i will have to try the inner thigh location. kinda scares me but it could be a positive experience!
i found gut useless and arm reliable. others have found other non gut locations that appear to get good results.
I tired it on my inner thigh and I have not had arrows most of the time! I really like knowing where I am trending and Iam not geting them on my thigh. Any ideas why?
I haven't tried inner thigh yet, but I've had good results on outer thigh (about 2-3" above the seat when I'm sitting down, about a hands-length down from my hip joint), back of upper arm (requires husband to insert) and on my back (just under my bra strap, about 2" to either side of my spine, which also requires hubby insertion). I would say the back of my arm is most reliable. I'll have to try inner thigh though!