Re: [IP] Dexcom questions
I tried skin tac last years when I started CGM with minimed and it ate up my
skin. I have a scar from it. I have some hypafix but haven't used it since last
year because I started overtaping to minimed sensors with the Tegaderm. I think
my skin was ok with it, though it might have been part of the issue with the
skin tac. But why would I have saved it if it chewed up my skin... I'll try a
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> On Apr 29, 2014, at 12:31, Firas Khatib
<U2rules+email @ redacted> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM, Susan Lane <
> suze0000+email @ redacted> wrote:
>> Someone posted a photo of Hypafix and how they cut out a center piece to
>> fit around their sensor. I thought I'd try it and it's amazing. I made a
>> little templet for future use. I've had it on for at least one week and
>> it's sticking beautifully. No curling up on the edges or anything. I am
>> well into the second week and all is glued down tight. If you're not
>> sensitive to Hypafix, you may want to try it. I bought the wider option as
>> it comes in two widths. Good luck. Susan
> Here is that photo:
> I clean area with alcohol wipes to get rid of dirt etc.
> Liquid SkinTac + Hypafix Tape
> both super cheap (I used to use skin tac wipes, until someone told me about
> the liquid... way less messy and WAY cheaper: I got it for $12.92 with
> I found Hypafix on amazon for $15: http://tinyurl.com/cq953bt
> All this gets them to hold for at least 2 weeks each time, over 3 weeks
> most of the time!
> I normally will change out the Hypafix halfway through the life of 1 sensor.
> Then I use UniSolve Wipes to remove it (which I also use to remove my Mio
> insertions sites) so it doesn't get all red and irritated.
> I hope this helps, Stacey!
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