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any idea how to avoid skin irritation with tegaderm? been usign it for a while with enlite sensor and now cant use it anyone has this issues? how you solved it?

supporting a friend with type 1 diabetes.
CF, ARG
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Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.Living with LADA since 2001.
Denver, CO
Change sensor to Dexcom, no need for tape on the top, you can keep it for 1-3 weeks on, use skin tac and Hollister spray to make sure does not come off. Dexcom rocks elite sucks

supporting a friend with type 1 diabetes.
CF, ARG
thanks! i will try it. will keep enlite as is the only cgm available here at the moment.

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2006.
St Cloud, FL
**** you use The Tegaderm on top or u serenata he sensor?

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.Living with LADA since 2001.
Denver, CO
You could contact Medtronic asking for tips. I had some issues and they mailed me bunch of different products to try. Go to insulinpumpers.com. They have bunch of tapes examples you can try. The less adhesive area the better. Good luck.

supporting a friend with type 1 diabetes.
CF, ARG
yes, tegaderm over to cover the sensor.

Try iv####. I find that they are less harsh then regaderm

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2006.Living with type 2 diabetes since 2006.
Emery, UT
I was JUST told to call Medtronic and ask for a sample pack of the different adhesive covers and they will send you a package out with a bunch of different types to try on your skin :)

I use hypafix with skin tac.

Check out the blog "six until me". The writer has been dealing with this for years and uses something called a tough pad I think.

We use Flonase under the Dexcom sensor works great

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