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Comment by Kelly WPA on August 23, 2011 at 8:54am
I only put it over the tape. Since I buy the 2 inch tape, I cut one long piece the length of the long side then cut that in half. I cut 2 shorter pieces for the sides. Also, the tape has a green striped top on it. Once you put it on, you pull that topping off. I didn't know that when I first got it and wondered why anyone would make such an ugly tape! I know I am not the only person that has done that.
Comment by Jake on August 23, 2011 at 8:48am
Flexfix is best obtained online, ADW, Allegro Medical, or even Amazon....
ADW seems to be the cheapest so far, but Allegro is always offering some kind of promotion monthly
Comment by olu Oog on August 23, 2011 at 8:44am
Just ordered 2 of the flexfit tape from AmericanDiabetes . I hate that they made me do the registration. Anyway do you friends put the tape over the sensor or over the sensor tape?
Comment by jrtpup on August 22, 2011 at 10:51pm
Some people do put the flexifix over the sensor. I put it only over the sensor tape. Don't like taking the sticky stuff off the sensor!
Comment by kjrider on August 22, 2011 at 8:33pm
Yoreeeka, thanks for the Flexfix tape advice. I have been searching for a tape to put over the sensor kj
Comment by Katherine on August 22, 2011 at 6:57pm
Just replaced a sensor after 30 days on my 5 yr old. That's our best yet by far. (10ish days is more typical for us.)
Comment by Kelly WPA on August 22, 2011 at 5:51pm
Angela, you can get the flexifix tape at American Diabetes. Most people prefer the 4 inch but I like the 2 inch better, plus it is cheaper.

http://search.americandiabeteswholesale.com/search?keywords=flexifix
Comment by jrtpup on August 22, 2011 at 11:43am
I use opsite flexifix. It stays stuck forever. The drawback is that it gets filthy around the edges. Lucky I'm the only one who has to see it LOL
Comment by Yadie on August 22, 2011 at 9:42am
I get 14 days using tape I could get more but the tape starts giving me an irritating itch that drives me crazy.
@ ed.conlin1: I use uni-solve to remove and clean the area from the crazy adhesive.
Comment by Andy on August 22, 2011 at 7:38am
I never get much beyond 10 days before it falls off or gives wonky readings, no matter how much tape I put on. I think it's just from lots of long hot days of cycling. I rode 158 miles over 12 hours yesterday on a new sensor that was working well all day.
 

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