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Comment by jrtpup on October 31, 2011 at 4:59am
How's it going so far Jessica?
Comment by Luca Bertagnolio on October 31, 2011 at 12:41am
If you use Tegaderm, the you have to cut a hole for the transmitter. Just this past week I had a friend who had very odd readings, and it turned out that he had Tegaderm also on the transmitter. When he removed the Tegaderm, everything went back to normal. My 2 europennies...
Comment by jrtpup on October 30, 2011 at 9:02pm
You can cut a hole in the tegaderm for the transmitter - done that when I had tegaderm :)
Comment by Jessica05 on October 30, 2011 at 8:39pm
Well, just removed the tape from her transmitter, so hopefully we're good! Thanks! :)
Comment by Jessica05 on October 30, 2011 at 8:35pm
Thanks for your comment. Will something happen if there is tape over the transmitter? I put the Tagaderm over the whole site including the transmitter, like we used to do with the Medtronic.
Comment by jrtpup on October 30, 2011 at 8:33pm
I don't think there will be a problem with it. I use opsite flexifix over the Dexcom tape (not over the transmitter) and nothing has pulled it off, even tugging it pulling down my pants.

Hope you love the Dex as much as I do!
Comment by Jessica05 on October 30, 2011 at 8:20pm
Hi, Everyone~
I just did my first Dexcom insertion on my daughter, and it went pretty smoothly. However, we put a big Tagaderm over the whole site like we did with the Medtronic CGM...only after did I read in the booklet that you shouldn't tape any part of the plastic/sensor. What should I do? My daugher is 6 and the sensor is on her upper glut, I am concerned if I don't tape it down, she might pull it off in the restroom.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
Jessica
Comment by jrtpup on October 27, 2011 at 10:18am
I suspect that any minor scarring left from a previous site would affect another put in the same place. JMHO though ;)
Comment by Massimo on October 27, 2011 at 9:56am
jrtpup, thanks for your comment. Actually I meant that the position is symmetric with respect to the previous one :) I am not sure that the distance is at least 3" though. I thought that that was the "lower bound" of the distance from the injection site.
Comment by jrtpup on October 27, 2011 at 9:51am
When you say 'the position is the same' do you mean you put the sensor in the same place all 3 times? If so, that might be the problem. Rotate to a new place, at least 3" away.
 

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