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Re: [IP] Dexcom Issues



 I have used Stayputmedical patches with great success. I tried some bcutesyb
patches from another company (not grif grips) & they didn't last a week. I
usually get about 3 wks from my sensors & change the patch when it begins to
lift. Hope this helps p
 

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 > On Feb 28, 2018, at 9:42 AM, MelanieTribeca
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> +1 for grif grips
> 
>> On Feb 28, 2018, at 9:30 AM, Nancy Bruns
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> 
>> I always use a grif grips on my sensor. (Amazon). Otherwise mine wonbt
> stay
>> on long at all.
>> 
>> On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 8:28 AM Mary Jane <
>> email @ redacted
> <mailto:email @ redacted>> wrote:
>> 
>>> I do clean it with alcohol and I make sure my skin is as dry as possible
>>> before applying. I believe they are sending me some tegaderm so maybe
>>> that'll help. I have extremely dry skin so I do apply lotion and sometimes
>>> use a butter bar in the bath to ensure moisture till I bathe again.
>>> 
>>> On Feb 28, 2018 8:23 AM, "susan lane" <
>>> email @ redacted> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> This may sound dumb,but are you wiping the area with alcohol to remove
>>>> all skin
>>>> oils before putting it on? You also have to make sure the area is totally
>>>> dry.
>>>> You can also use hypafix or tegaderm to secure it better. Good luck.
>>>> 
>>>> On February 28, 2018, at 7:16 AM, maryjane4ever18
>>>> <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> So I got my Dexcom last Wednesday. This will be the 3rd time I've had
>>> to
>>>> change
>>>> it out within this week. First time was a bad sensor, second time I had
>>>> just
>>>> taken a bath and it said to change it. Now, it's falling off and I
>>> haven't
>>>> even
>>>> taken a shower since the last time I changed it.B Any suggestions on how
>>>> to
>>>> keep
>>>> it from coming off? I'm getting really frustrated. I have yet to change
>>> it
>>>> but
>>>> know I will have to after I bathe today. Contemplating going ahead and
>>>> changing
>>>> it before my shower. But then I'll have to call support to make sure they
>>>> send
>>>> me another.... please help!
>>>> 
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