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Re: [IP] Help with CGMS sites

Have you tried using the later area of your upper arm? (mid deltoid)
>Dr. Mitchell B. Levine
>Great Neck Family Chiropractic

On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 1:01 PM, Pam Brown <email @ redacted> wrote:

>  I've been using the Minimed CGMS for two years now but I'm having a big
> problem
> finding sites that work. I don't use my stomach at all because I reserve
> that
> for my infusion sites. I've mostly used my thighs, outside, front and a
> little
>  of the inner thigh, but now they're getting all scarred up plus after a
> few
> days
> the site gets really hard and red and the sensor stops working. The problem
> is
> that when I sit down to insert the sensor there's enough fat to pinch up,
> but
>  when I stand there really isn't and the sensor hits muscle and after a few
> days
> the site goes bad. The problem is also exacerbated by the fact that if the
> sensor is on the side of my body (either outer thigh or love handle area)
> or
>  back it gets further squished and pressed into muscle when I sleep. I am a
> very
> restless sleeper and get pressure points easily so I constantly toss from
> side
> to side and on my back, so the only area that is safe for sites is my
> stomach.
> As I said, I reserve that area for the infusion sets though. I use
> Silhouettes
>  for infusion sets because the 90 degree kind don't really work for me
> because
> of
>  the above problem, but unfortunately the sensors don't come that way. So
> I'm at
> the point where I'm ready to give up the CGMS, which I hate to do, because
> of
> this problem. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance. Pam
> .

Mitchell B. Levine
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