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Comment by Jessica05 on November 2, 2011 at 5:59am
the large size of Tegaderm is about $115 per box of 50, I believe. But, it was the perfect thing to keep the Medtronic sensor down and waterproof. Now that we're on Dexcom, I hope to see how it goes without the extra adhesive. I love everyone's ideas, so resourceful! I'm going to try the Glad press & seal for when she's in bathtime to make it last.

Have a great day!
Comment by Carolyn A. on November 1, 2011 at 7:23pm
I have no idea how much the tegaderm is. I got it with my first pump about 15 years ago... and never used it.
Comment by Jarral Ryter on November 1, 2011 at 8:54am
I have some Leukotape that some adventure races told me about that they tape their feet with. It won't come off. It is sold by the roll. You can get it online.
Comment by 2Dogs on November 1, 2011 at 8:41am
the tegaderm should peel off fairly easily, but when you peel it off, slow down when you get near the white adhesive and press down on it so it stays on her skin. After you remove it you can make a template with a new tegaderm so it covers everything but the sensor. To make the template, take an old plastic piece that the sensor snaps into, and place it on the tegaderm and trace around it. Use a razor blade to cut on the trace mark and pop it out. Then pull back the paper liner and carefully place it over the dexcom by lining it up so the sensor is centered in the opening you cut out.
Comment by jrtpup on October 31, 2011 at 5:46pm
I do the same as you timing-wise Doug, but I use opsite flexifix. The stuff doesn't seem to come off no matter what - I've had it last almost 3 weeks. A roll is expensive but lasts a good year or two.
Comment by Carolyn A. on October 31, 2011 at 4:57pm
I use tegaderm cut in strips to secure the edges of the tape that comes with the decom. By day 4 or 5 my edges start to peal up. My last one lasted for 16 days,,, and then I changed it because I am new to cgm, and wanted to be sure the site was not getting red. I think my tegaderm is 2 x 3, so I cut it down the middle to make it 1 x 3, and then use 4 strips, one on each edge.
Comment by Jessica05 on October 31, 2011 at 11:20am
It's going really well, thanks! She's still in school, so we'll see how it goes in the coming days. Thanks for everyone's comments, I appreciate it! Take care~
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 :)
 

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