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Any tips for placing sensor?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave S Sep 6, 2009. 5 Replies

I just got setup on MM CGM yesterday. I was wondering if there are any ideas or pros/cons of which angle you insert the sensor. I just found tudiabetes yesterday and I see all sorts of discussions…Continue

 

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"HAPPY BIRTHDAY JERRY!! Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! (You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK) Have a GREAT "ME" DAY…"
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"Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you ♥ Sorry for sending you good wishes so late in the day.... Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days! How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?"
Dec 24, 2011
A. Kelsey Metcalf replied to Jerry O's discussion 'US Government Health Benefits' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"I can't help (yet) but my husband is about to be employed by the DoD - if anyone has any information on best plans to choose for cgms and pump, I'd love to know too. If I find out anything, I'll be sure to post it. Thanks!"
Apr 18, 2010
Jerry O replied to Jerry O's discussion 'US Government Health Benefits' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"Thanks Ron, I'm glad to hear that the VA provides it for you. Sorry to hear about the cause!!"
Apr 14, 2010
Type1 replied to Jerry O's discussion 'US Government Health Benefits' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"I'm not "employed" by the US Government - anymore, but I receive all my healthcare through the VA health program. I have both a insulin pump and cgms provided by the VA for me."
Apr 14, 2010
Jerry O added a discussion to the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
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US Government Health Benefits

I was wondering if anyone is or knows of anyone employed by the US Government (particularly the VA health system) that has an insulin pump and glucose sensor.  I'm wondering what kind of coverage the many Insurance plans has for these devices.  Any details would be appreciated.  Thanks for any information.  I'm going to try to get some benefit packages to investigate as well.JerrySee More
Apr 14, 2010
Dave S replied to Jerry O's discussion 'Any tips for placing sensor?'
"I just started MM CGM about a month ago. My diabetes educator was recommending the 45 degree angle. She didn't specify the trajectory, but I agree with Donna that pointing it down is probably best to avoid having the transmitter tugging on the…"
Sep 6, 2009
Margaret replied to Jerry O's discussion 'Any tips for placing sensor?'
"I tried something different today with my sensor placement - in my upper left arm. The only problem, I had to call a neighbor to help pull out the needle (DH was at gym)! It seems to work ok, but when I pulled out something heavy from the frig, it…"
Sep 5, 2009
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Sep 3, 2009
Jerry O replied to Jerry O's discussion 'Any tips for placing sensor?'
"Thanks for the responses. I'll try it pointing down and see how it goes. The meter has been mostly accurate with a few exceptions. Have been able to trouble shoot a few of the common problems easily which is nice. I will have to start my 2nd…"
Sep 2, 2009
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Aug 31, 2009
Sheila replied to Jerry O's discussion 'Any tips for placing sensor?'
"I was once told by MM that to have the feet of the inserter on "tippy-toes" for correct insertion. It seems to work better when the needle is almost 90 degrees angle to the skin. It seems to work better that way. I was also told to put it…"
Aug 31, 2009
Donna Heun replied to Jerry O's discussion 'Any tips for placing sensor?'
"Welcome to Tudiabetes! We are glad you are here. There is truly a great place to get information, encouragement and great ideas. In answer to your question: there have been some changes since the MM CGM first came out in how it should be inserted.…"
Aug 30, 2009
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Aug 30, 2009
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Tips for placing sensor.

I just got setup on MM CGM yesterday. I was wondering if there are any ideas or pros/cons of which angle you insert the sensor. I just found tudiabetes yesterday and I see all sorts of discussions about the angle from 45-60 degrees but was wondering about the trajectory. I use MM sofsets for infusion and always like the tail of the site pointing toward midline and a little down. Find it is least bothersome when turning from side to side in bed.Does anyone find that the insertion of the needle…See More
Aug 30, 2009
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At 8:33pm on December 24, 2012, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JERRY!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
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 9:48pm on December 24, 2011, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you ♥
Sorry for sending you good wishes so late in the day....
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 4:16am on December 24, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Jerry. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

 
 
 

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