View Full Version : MM CGMS basics..
11-07-2007, 08:03 AM
what are some good tips... what do I need to keep the sensor in place.. Kaylee is tiny.. we seem to have good rotation for her quickset sits.. the best place for those are the back of her arms.. we get great numbers.. Do you have a special spot for the cgms, always putting it near the same location, or do you move it around? I've heard people get awesome results from the arms.. but Kaylee IS tiny, 4.5 years old and about 37ish lbs.. I thought we'd keep the bummy area for the sensor.. but she does wear a pullup at night.. how do you protect it.. the tape that you use.. do you use just medical tape to hold it on?
Kaylee starts on the 19th.. I want to know as much as possible going into it:) I'm hoping to just insert and get going.. knowing all the little details.. we use emla to numb her sites.. we have IV3000 coming out our noses.. what other supplies do we need?
11-07-2007, 08:10 AM
We use tegaderm to cover the entire site. We also use some paper tape to tape across the end of the sensor and across the transmitter before applying the tegaderm. IV3000 tends to leave more "goo" on the transmitter from what I have heard.
11-07-2007, 08:31 AM
thanks:) We would love to use tagederm, but Kaylee has allergic reaction to it, so we stick with IV3000.. I do like tagederm better though..
11-07-2007, 11:16 AM
How about opsite flexifix? That is what we use on Hailey's cgms.
11-07-2007, 11:30 AM
where do you get the flexifix.. :)
11-07-2007, 11:47 AM
We get ours through A+ medical supply.
11-07-2007, 08:23 PM
oooh.. we use Aplus... do they send that instead of IV3000.. how do they compair?
11-08-2007, 09:38 AM
Yep, I just called em up and told them I needed opsite flexifix instead of IV3000. I hated the IV3000, never stuck for us and caused all kind of irritation. It does take 2 pieces of tape to cover it but imo it stays stuck better that way anyway.
11-08-2007, 10:24 PM
I just got hooked up to my sensor yesterday and am loving it. It has been working great so far, but I have a couple of questions:
-When it says you should remove it if you are going to use a hot tub, does that mean just take the minilink off or take the sensor out too and put in a new one?
-What does sensor Isig mean?
-Tips on how to hear the alarms at night (apparently it alarmed 17 times last night and I woke up once)
11-09-2007, 10:44 AM
For the alarm issue, see this thread http://forums.childrenwithdiabetes.com/showthread.php?t=7123 We use it for our kids but it will make your alarms loud enough for you to hear it also.
I believe you have to remove it all of the way to sit in a hot tub.