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Pain with Dexcom?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by callyhua, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. callyhua

    callyhua New Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Hi, my 9-year old son just had a Dexcom inserted yesterday. At first it was no problem but within a few hours he said it was hurting him quite a bit (5 out of 10, he usually says his shots are 1-2 out of 10). We gave him Ibuprofen before bedtime. This am he said it still hurt 5/10. I looked at it and the skin doesn't appear red or swollen. Has anyone else had this experience?
  2. Sarah Maddie's Mom

    Sarah Maddie's Mom Approved members

    Sep 23, 2007
    I wonder is the adhesive is bothering him... Mine used to complain that it "nagged" for a little while after insertion sometimes but never really "hurt." You posted yesterday, did it fade?
  3. Sprocket

    Sprocket Approved members

    Mar 6, 2014
    If it's an adhesive problem, you might try a layer of opsite flexifix skin tape beneath the white tape of the sensor. It lasts far longer and doesn't bother my DD skin whatsoever.

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