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Type 1 Libre sensor unsticking!!

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by lmsk, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. lmsk

    lmsk Type 1 · Member

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    Hi looking for some advice. I've been using the libre for a few months now and so far am loving it. So far I have lost 2 sensors due to exercise and getting so sweaty the sticky stuff has failed and come away. Has anyone got anything they can recommend as I don't want this to keep happening but really need to keep exercising! TIA guys xx
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Google abotts freestyle sensor holder.
     
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    A few things have been suggested in other threads.
    The ones I remember are tagaderm and vetrap.

    If you use the Search function on the top right of the page, you should find the threads and other suggestions.
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use the Freestyle Libre Sensor Flexible Armband.
     
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    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I put Rock Tape over mine (for a different reason than it coming unstuck) but it holds the full 2 weeks and usually needs some persuasion to come off at the end of the sensor.
     
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  6. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    lmsk - Have you been contacting Abbott when this happens?

    I read on another forum today that this is not unusual at the moment, and Abbott, uncharacteristicalyy, aren't asking for sensor that have fallen off to be returned. I could speculate they maybe have a slightly dodgy batch, although some folks just do seem to have adhesion issues.

    I've never had to use additional adhesives when using the Libre, but the others have suggested popular options.
     
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  7. lmsk

    lmsk Type 1 · Member

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    No I haven't but I'll call them tomorrow and see what they say! Thanks B-)
     
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