"The adhesive generally gives out before the sensor does, so I use Hypafix on top of the original adhesive, with a cutout for the transmitter. I change out the sensor once the Hypafix gets really ragged, or when the readings from the sensor start to…"
"Alyssa, absolutely the thighs work well. For the past year, I have placed mine on the front of the thigh (not either inside or outside, but front), about the height where if I put my hand in my (male) jeans pocket, I can just reach the transmitter…"
"Bad sensors (or accidental bad sensor insertions) are fortunately rare. It does happen every now and then. I usually don't worry if a sensor is off from my meter in the first 24 hours after insertion. Within 2-4 calibrations, it's usually…"
"I've used the G4 for over a year, and I really can't imagine not having it. I accidentally left the receiver at home when I left for San Diego Comic Con this year, realized my mistake on the plane, and got a friend to FedEx it to me rather…"
"Slight modification to my post, above. It's not exactly on the front of the leg. It is about an inch and a half toward the outside of the leg. I found that when it was directly on top, it would get knocked more often and sometimes ripped…"
"Thigh is the only place I wear my Dexcom G4. And it works super well. Placement-wise, I put it on the front of my thigh, not the side, and about a third of the way down from my hip to my knee. If I put my hand in my jeans pocket, I can trace the…"
"At a recent discussion at my office about the rising cost of healthcare and how we all have to get more healthy, a type one got up and said she was tired of paying for the healthcare of all the "lazy-ass type 2s out there who couldn't be…"
"I've used Apidra in a pump for two years. Very happy with it. Never had any difficulties with it performing less well on day three than day one. After three days, though, it's a really good idea to move to a new site, because of potential…"
"I wear mine on the front of my leg, about one and a half hand lengths down from my waist. It's on the front of the thigh. In that location, I average 21-28 days on a single sensor, with excellent accuracy, and I hardly notice it. It rarely gets…"
"Exactly. I rarely notice the tubing at all. Interestingly, almost no one else does either. Twice in two years my dog has caught it with her paws while jumping up to greet me and pulled it uncomfortably. Three or four times I've caught it on a…"
"I tried OmniPod, but found that having that large "bump" on my arm or hip was kind of a pain. I know several folks who love it, though, so it's clearly an individual choice. I went Animas, and I've loved it for nearly two years.…"
"I've been using Dexcom Seven Plus for the past 4 months. I've found that I typically don't worry about the readings I get until day two of a new sensor. 80% or so of the time, the first day's readings are not particularly…"
"I've been using the Animas Ping and almost never notice the infusion. Occasionally, if I do a large bolus, I'll feel something at the infusion site that might be described as a sting, but it's VERY minor.
I love my Ping.
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