Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V13 #1367
Check out YouTube. There is a young woman, Danica, who has great demonstration
videos. When I use my upper arm, I remove the guard thing (that thing you also
use to remove the transmitter from the old sensor pad). I also have it so it is
vertical with the clicky thingy (aren't I articulate?) towards the shoulder, and
the other end pointed towards the elbow. That way, I can use gravity to dislodge
the applicator once the sensor is inserted.
When I use my forearm, I just have someone pjnch where I am going to place it
(I play the cello amongst other things, so my forearms are lean). The same
directional suggestions apply.
YouTube has great demos.
> On March 4, 2018 at 6:33 PM Jan Barton wrote:
> This might have a logical answer, but it takes me both hands to inject my
> sensor. HOW do you do it with one hand, putting it on your upper arm?
> On Sun, Mar 4, 2018 at 7:49 PM, Susan Marshall <
> email @ redacted mailto:email @ redacted
> > > I have used my Dex on my upper arm with success!
> > Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2018 21:12:04 -0500
> > From: Susan Marshall
> > Subject: [IP] Re: Dexcom Issues
> > Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2018 12:06:33 -0500
> > From: Kathy Bruckmeyer <email @ redacted
mailto:email @ redacted -pumpers.org
> > >
> > Subject: [IP] Dexcom Issues
> > 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 Bruckmeyer
> > Kathy, I have a dexcom too. I am on my third week wearing it on the back
> > of my
> > upper arm with no problems!
> > .
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