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    Default Are these the right tough pads?

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    I bought these Tough Pads from ebay to try to prevent Ben's allergic reaction to the Dexcom tape. They are the same size as the one Megc uses, but do not have a peel away cover on the top, as in her video. Just don't want to try the wrong thing.
    Thank you
    Sue, mum to Ben 13 now, diagnosed Sept 2011. MDI, Levimir and NR. Medtronic Veo CGM started June 2013 - started Dexcom April 2015, pumping since 21 Nov 2013, and older brother Jamie, 16 now

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    that is what we use.
    Dad to a child diagnosed on 11/27/13 (he was 11 at the time)
    MDI (Lantus and Humalog) 11/2013 to 8/2015
    Tandem Tslim 8/2015 to present
    Dexcom G5

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    This is the same tough pad that we use as well. Same brand, same box.
    Mom to a sweet 13 year-old child, was diagnosed at age 10 on 12/4/13
    Started with Humalog and Lantus.
    Diagnosed with Celiac on 2/18/14
    OmniPod since 3/26/14
    Dexcom G4 since 4/11/14

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    Yes, those are the right ones!

    Not sure about the backing. I have never had ones without it but maybe they are just made in a different place.
    Meg
    Young adult with diabetes
    Pancreatectomy 2/17/2003
    Pumping 2/19/2003, Currently w/ Omnipod
    Medtronic 2003-2015, tslim 2015-2016
    CGM: MM 2006-2013, Dexcom G4 2013-2015, Dexcom G5 09/2015

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    Thank you, and cheetah-cub and sszyszkiewcz do yours also have a covering on the back that peels off?61GPD5XBvOL._SX522_.jpg I ordered the product in my first post but a slightly different packaging arrived but has all the same wording on it - see pic. Am reluctant to use unless it is what works for others.
    Many thanks
    Sue
    Sue, mum to Ben 13 now, diagnosed Sept 2011. MDI, Levimir and NR. Medtronic Veo CGM started June 2013 - started Dexcom April 2015, pumping since 21 Nov 2013, and older brother Jamie, 16 now

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    Quote Originally Posted by suej View Post
    Thank you, and cheetah-cub and sszyszkiewcz do yours also have a covering on the back that peels off?61GPD5XBvOL._SX522_.jpg I ordered the product in my first post but a slightly different packaging arrived but has all the same wording on it - see pic. Am reluctant to use unless it is what works for others.
    Many thanks
    Sue
    they look like the right ones to me. I just opened a new box today and they actually don't have the backing. So it sounds like that is the new design. The video you have is pretty old (it is my method from over a year ago) so it was probably just a different packaging.
    Meg
    Young adult with diabetes
    Pancreatectomy 2/17/2003
    Pumping 2/19/2003, Currently w/ Omnipod
    Medtronic 2003-2015, tslim 2015-2016
    CGM: MM 2006-2013, Dexcom G4 2013-2015, Dexcom G5 09/2015

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    Thanks Meg so much. Am going to ahead with them with next sensor and cross my fingers and toes.
    Kind regards
    Sue
    Sue, mum to Ben 13 now, diagnosed Sept 2011. MDI, Levimir and NR. Medtronic Veo CGM started June 2013 - started Dexcom April 2015, pumping since 21 Nov 2013, and older brother Jamie, 16 now

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    Hi
    Please may I ask the users of the Tough Pads - is the new version without the peel away back giving you the same good results as before?

    We had reasonable success in December (tho' lost a couple sensors day 5-6 due to swimming a lot and water getting under tough pad despite my best attempts with hypafix). Have had a 12 day sensor but now things fallen apart - have sited 3 sensors in 2 days that have gone ??? on startup. All from the same batch. Not sure if a bad batch or could it be the tough pad. Feeling a bit desperate.

    Thank you
    Sue, mum to Ben 13 now, diagnosed Sept 2011. MDI, Levimir and NR. Medtronic Veo CGM started June 2013 - started Dexcom April 2015, pumping since 21 Nov 2013, and older brother Jamie, 16 now

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