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CGM Insertion Site Issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marypat Jul 8, 2013. 10 Replies

I feel like everyone who uses a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) loves it. I have not been so lucky. One of the main issues I have with my Minimed CGM is that whenever I go to insert the new sensors…Continue

 

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Linda G left a comment for Amy
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES AMY!! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
Nov 25, 2013
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Amy
"Amy, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends."
Nov 25, 2013
brokenpole left a comment for Amy
"Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Nov 25, 2013
Marypat replied to Amy's discussion 'CGM Insertion Site Issues'
"Amy- I just saw your discussion about MM sensors not penetrating the skin. I have had the exact same problem. I did return the insertion device to Medtronic, but I am having the same problem with the new one. The only remedy I have found is to…"
Jul 8, 2013
Spock replied to Amy's discussion 'CGM Insertion Site Issues'
"Actually, Amy, I find that MM is good about replacement. When I change a sensor, I put the bag it came in into my medicine closet. It helps to have the Lot#, etc when you call. They actually mail a tube that you place the old sensor in to ship back.…"
Apr 24, 2013
Capin101 replied to Amy's discussion 'CGM Insertion Site Issues'
"How long have you had the sensertor, insertion device? My sensertor was getting the tip of the needle into my skin. I would then have to manually push it in the rest of the way. This was often my least favorite part of the week. My insurance will…"
Apr 24, 2013
Amy replied to Amy's discussion 'CGM Insertion Site Issues'
"Thank-you all so much for the tips and advice. I will plan on changing my alert settings and flattening my skin when I try inserting the new sensors. I never thought to call MM for them to replace the unused sensors - It's too late now. But I…"
Apr 24, 2013
smileandnod replied to Amy's discussion 'CGM Insertion Site Issues'
"Hi Amy, I wear a Dexcom CGM but tried the MM CGM when I was just trying them out. I found the MM CGM to be so uncomfortable/painful while in that I told my CDE I wasn't interested - then I tried the Dexcom and found it so much better. Even with…"
Apr 24, 2013
Spock replied to Amy's discussion 'CGM Insertion Site Issues'
"John's suggestion works --stretching the skin before insertion is how I was taught. I only have had non-penetration of the needle once in many years of use. If you are accepting the alerts they should go off--if not call MM for assistance.…"
Apr 24, 2013
musicman88 replied to Amy's discussion 'CGM Insertion Site Issues'
"Wow. I've never had that particular problem, but if I did I would try calling MM to see if I needed a new inserter. I don't think the issue is your skin, I think it's the (lack of) speed of the needle travel. The other comments are…"
Apr 24, 2013
JohnG replied to Amy's discussion 'CGM Insertion Site Issues'
"Try stretching the skin tight between the inserter legs with your other hand when inserting, this should fix the problem. You can also silence your high/low or both alarms, second option on the sensor menu screen. Be patent it can take some…"
Apr 24, 2013
acidrock23 replied to Amy's discussion 'CGM Insertion Site Issues'
"Ouch! That sounds brutal! I had a few of those and sort of fixed the "firing" problem by rolling the button more towards my nail on my finger, where it's harder and seems to push "cleaner" and that seems to be helping…"
Apr 23, 2013
Amy commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"I feel like everyone who uses a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) loves it. I have not been so lucky. One of the main issues I have with my Minimed CGM is that whenever I go to insert the new sensors using the insertion device the sensor needle…"
Apr 23, 2013
Amy posted a discussion

CGM Insertion Site Issues

I feel like everyone who uses a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) loves it. I have not been so lucky. One of the main issues I have with my Minimed CGM is that whenever I go to insert the new sensors using the insertion device the sensor needle CANNOT penetrate the surface of my skin. I click the button and the needle pushes up against my skin but will NOT go in. I try manually pushing in the needle slowly and painfully and..... nothing. Maybe the circumference of the needle is too large or my…See More
Apr 23, 2013
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Meeting other Type 1 diabetics for support
Date diagnosed
March 5, 2006
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.9
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed

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At 3:35am on November 25, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES AMY!!
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At 1:36am on November 25, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Amy, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 12:48am on November 25, 2013, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 8:58am on November 25, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Amy...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 5:21am on November 25, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 10:29am on November 12, 2012, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Amy!

At 7:10am on November 12, 2012, Marie B said…

hello and welcome to the community! Would you please participate in the BigBlueTest?
http://www.bigbluetest.org/

For every time you do, Roche Pharma will donate $5 to one of 7 very worthy charities to help people with diabetes. Do it every day through November 14.

At 3:34am on November 12, 2012, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and vent to, if needed.
At 4:59pm on November 11, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Amy...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"Teenagers with Type 1", "College Students with Diabetes"
and "Young Adults with Diabetes".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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DO THE BIG BLUE TEST (BBT)....For more info, see the upper left hand corner of home page. There's a video there too about the BBT!!!!
C'MON...YOU CAN DO IT!!!!
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Take care....and keep in touch!
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At 3:32pm on November 11, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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