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manual insert of enlite

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by coeen, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. coeen

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    I just did an manual insertion of an enlite sensor on my 6 year old. Does anyone else do this?
    I was way easier then using the inserter device.
    The device is too big for his arm.
    Sometimes I can't get the inserter off with out pulling up the tape.
    He didn't feel a thing and no blood. Of couse I us EMLA cream with him.
    We will see how it goes.
     
  2. C6H12O6

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    there is a video on youtube showing a technique
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjAXZXri5Lo


    you're a smart cookie if you figured it out yourself :) I think you would have to have pretty good manual dexterity and small hands
     
  3. mwstock

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    We use the insertion device without any issues. It is spring loaded and the whole point was to hide the needle. My son says it is painless or at least a small pinch. You have to hold it down five seconds for the adhesive to stick prior to pressing the buttons to release it from the insertion needle and sensor. The numbing cream could interfere with it sticking. The Enlite sensor was only tested on the abdomen. We have had good results when only calibrating 2-3 times per day when blood sugars are stable.
     

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