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twolittleladybugs
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twolittleladybugs

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twolittleladybugs was last seen:
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    1. TheFormerLantusFiend
      TheFormerLantusFiend
      I have put IV-3000 and other adhesives beneath the one that's attached to the sensor- the rep who told you you can't do that was wrong. Unfortunately, I've had the reactions to four kinds of bandaids, IV 3000, paper tape (that one was the worst), and two kinds of normal tape. I haven't had a reaction to scotch tape, but I think that that will probably happen sooner or later. However, I've had consistantly accurate results with the sensors, and I typically can wear each one for two weeks.
      So my questions are: How do you use the cortizone cream? Can you use it before putting the sensor on? Do you need a prescription? How does the cream affect blood sugar, if at all? Does it have other side effects? Is the CGMS worth the rashes and allergy reactions? Do you know if a skin reaction to adhesive is at all likely to ever develop into an anaphylactic reaction?
    2. TheFormerLantusFiend
      TheFormerLantusFiend
      Hi, I was just reading about your issues with the CGMS.
      Unlike your daughter, I don't have food allergies. I didn't know I had any allergies until a few months after I was diagnosed with diabetes, when I started having rashes anytime I wore a bandaid- it would be itchy, and a red area would spread out from the area that had the bandaid on it. This happened inconsistantly. When I tried the I-Port, which has to stick on, 4 out of 7 times I swelled up to the point where the insulin couldn't get absorbed.
      This spring, I decided to try the Guardian, which I guess is what your daughter is also using. For one or two of the sensors, I haven't had an issue. With the rest however, I've had major itchiness, discomfort, some swelling, and redness expanding from the site.
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    Location:
    Washington
    Who has diabetes?:
    One child
    Does your family have celiac?:
    I'm not sure yet
    I have two little girls. My oldest is diabetic with multiple food allergies.

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