Re: [IPk] Pump & CGM Funding
FWIW, I got erythema and itching with the Medtronic Enlite and Abbott
Navigator adhesives but have not had the same problems with DexCom
Do bear in mind that the subcu scarring associated with insulin
infusion has a lot to do with the immune response to insulin that
happens in the subcu tissue. The immune response to a CGM sensor tends
to be less marked.
Type 1 18+ years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 6.5+ years;
DexCom CGM 4.5+ years
On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 1:42 PM, Nanette Freedman
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> Me too, but I have the hope that eventually there will be non-invasive
> glucose monitoring systems.
> On 13 June 2011 15:38, Diana Maynard <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> Same issue precisely for me - I have no problem with Silhouettes (aka
>> Comfort) but never got on with various other adhesives.
>> On 13/06/11 13:34, R Martin wrote:
>>> Another reason why I'm not pushing for CGM for myself is that I have
>>> continuing problems with adhesives.
>>> I tried the Contact-Detach sets recently - after reading about them here -
>>> I was forever itching at the sites which stopped when I went back to my
>>> Comfort sets.
>>> I scar enough as it is and do not want to run out of useable sites -
>>> problem for me re CGM.
>>> However for those with more intractable problems than mine, I can fully
>>> understand why they would want to at least try pump+CGM.
>>> All I'm saying is that for me - right now - I'm prepared to pump and test
>>> test and thankfully maintain a healthy Hba1C. (Low 6s and it could be
>>> :-( )
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