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need help with CGM sensors staying in

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by klinefive, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. klinefive

    klinefive New Member

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    Our 12 year old son is in his first week of CGM therapy and we cannot find a way to keep his sensors in for more than a day or so! He's involved heavily with sports and is currently practicing basketball everyday. He gets so sweaty that the sensor falls out even though we have IV3000 covering it as well as tape. This is the second sensor to fall out in the last 3 days! :mad: Any suggestions would be great!
     
  2. MomofSweetOne

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    Have you tried Hypafix? We cut two pieces and put one on each side of the sensor. Then, after we attach the transmitter, we put another piece over it. We found IV 3000 doesn't stick well at all. (Thanks, Darryl, for teaching us your method!)
     
  3. Michelle'sMom

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    We use liquid Skin Tac under the sensor pad & Hypafix over the top. We "paint" an oval with the Skin Tac, leaving the center open to keep it off the sensor wire. Once in place, we cover with Hypafix. We use the Dexcom, so we cut a hole in the center for the transmitter. Rounding the outside corners helps keep the edges from peeling up. Flexifix is also a good tape, although we had issues with removing it.
     
  4. TheFormerLantusFiend

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    If he wears sensors on his arms, you could try an armband around it. You might also want to try different parts of his body.
     
  5. Lize

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    We use Hypafix as well. Alicia swims every day and the sensor stays in place with the hypafix.
     
  6. lizzie

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    Skin tac works wonders! I didn't have a single sensor last the full 7 days before I started using it and I haven't lost any sensors since using it.
     
  7. lisamustac

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    We use skin tac under the sensor when we insert. When it looks like it might start to peel we use hypafix to tape it back on. If the sensor is on the arm try wrapping it with vet wrap. It's a bandage that sticks to itself and not the skin or sensor.
     

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