[IP] Tape for New Minilink
Not sure if this has been posted about yet since I am so far behind in my
digest reading. I received one of the new MM Minilinks last week and was told
by a MM rep that I would no longer need to tape it down at all. This would
be great news but I am allergic to the sensor adhesive so I still use Tegaderm
with a hole cut out for the needle to go through. I wore this sensor the
first time with only Tegaderm underneath plus a Tegaderm on top of sensor only.
My new little transmitter was hanging without tape. BIG mistake. I got up
the next day and didn't get dressed till late. When I did get dressed I
found that I was missing both the sensor and my Minilink. I searched every
where (clothes, under bed, on stairs, the whole house) on Sunday afternoon and
all day Monday. I did call my MM rep and she got back to me the next day that
since I lost it I would have to pay to replace it. I pointed out that I was
told by a MM rep that I didn't need to use tape at all as well as the
instruction manual stating that "dressing is optional." Monday evening I found
sensor and transmitter sitting in front of the dogs water bowl so one of the
dogs had it and dropped it when they got water (thank goodness they didn't
swallow it). I know the sensor/transmitter were not there earlier because I
had fed and watered the dogs two other times since it was detached from me.
I love how little this transmitter is but my recommendation is to tape it
down! I am writing a letter to MM that they need to change their manual
because it needs to be taped down. There is no adhesive on the back of the
Minilink transmitter at all.
Dx'd type 1 1962, MM722, Minilink, Freestyle Flash
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