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CGM question

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by serge28, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. serge28

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    We were told at our doctor's office that a numbing cream should not be used for Dexcom as results will not be correct. Our son has cried when a doctor has inserted a trial CGM. The question is: Is it OK to use the numbing cream or not?


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  2. ashleesmommy

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    We have had no problems using it!! :)
     
  3. serge28

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    Thank you. :)
     
  4. momof2here

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    numbing cream

    There has not been one time that we haven't used numbing cream... we use it every time and wouldn't have it any other way. My only caution related to that is that the cream seems to impact the adhesive and doesn't work very well unless you go over it many times with alcohol swabs to get rid of all of that adhesive.
     
  5. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    Technically, you aren't supposed to use numbing cream with cgms because as vasoconstrictors they could effect readings for a few hours, but truth be told most folks here who cgm do use it without issue.
     
  6. Mom211

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    Yes, we use numbing cream. We just make sure to wipe it off and also use an alcohol wipe after that.
     

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