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Re: [IP] Dexcom Issues

I would question those statements. My understanding is that it should be a
distance AWAY from the infusion site and since there are so many areas that
are suitable for infusion
Check out " Infusion Sites - Photos, Illustrations, Videos" at
http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/faqs.shtml to know where you can.
Even if your abdomen has scar tissue interfering with insulin absorption,
that will not necessarily affect the interstitial fluid which the Dex works
with. Talk with Dex on Technical issues, I seriously question what you have
been told. I've worn the Dex in my Abs, lower chest, arm, thigh.....

On Sat, Mar 3, 2018 at 11:06 AM, Kathy Bruckmeyer <
email @ redacted> wrote:

> Before ordering my Dexcom, met with my DE and she said you had to wear it
> within 3 inches from your pump site and had to be in the abs.  I told her I
> cannot use my abs any longer because of all the scar tissue and she told me
> "yeah, you're so skinny, it's hard."
> Well, got the Dexcom and again, said to only use abs.   Does anyone else
> use the Dexcom and insert it in another area where your pump site is?  I
> use my upper arms and upper butt.  Sites in my legs don't last so I really
> don't bother with that and stomach is out.
> Please advise.  I just might have to send this back.
> thank you.
> Kathy Bruckmeye

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