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Re: [IP] Dexcom questions



Yes, my corners are rounded!


On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 10:39 AM, sarah jones <
syce+email @ redacted> wrote:

>  After painting the area with tincture of benzoin ($6 for a bottle that
> lasts a
> year) and letting it dry I insert the sensor and the put on a 4 x 4 piece
> of
> hypafix, right over the D4 transmitter and everything. If I do this when I
> first
> insert it, the hypafix will last until the end of the first week when it
> starts
> to pull away at the corners. (probably because I wear the sensor in the
> front of
> my thighs and wear jeans all the time). My sensors 2+ weeks. But no fear,
> you
> can easily remove just the hypafix and put on a new one. The sensor tape
> remains
> well attached if you do it carefully. I insert the sensor right through
> the film
> of benzoin without problems. The hypafix stays on better if you round the
> corners with scissors. Sarah
>
>
>
>
> On Apr 29, 2014, at 8:36 AM, d-d wrote:
>
>  > I'll send you a piece of Opsite that you can just stick on yourself so
> you
> can find out if it itches.
> >
>  > I put on the sensor as instructed, then cut 4 narrow strips of Opsite
> and
> tape around the edges. The Dexcom 7+ absolutely refused to work with
> anything
> covering it, and so I've just continued taping around the G4 sensors. I
> get 2
> weeks per sensor, and if I didn't tape, the thing would fall off in 2 days.
> >
> > Denise Br.
> > :-)
> > On 4/29/2014 10:11 AM, Stacey Martin wrote:
> >>  I just inserted my first dexcom sensor, and I have a couple of
> questions. I
>  >> heaved send minimed sof sensors and enlites, and I always over taped
> them.
> It
>  > > seems that that shouldn't be done with the dexcom. I used Tegaderm hp
> because
> > my
>  > > skin reacts very badly to most tape. I've seen that many use opsite
> flex
> fix.
> > Is
> > > that hypoallergenic? I've also seen that people cut a hole for where
> the
> > sensor
> > .
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