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Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by cdpm, Apr 13, 2022.

  1. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    hi
    i cant get my libre sensor to stay on
    ive tried everything i think

    when it gets put where the pkg says to
    i wack it off going thru doorways
    and i can barely reach to scan the reader
    so i tried my chest but im a tummy sleeper
    ive tried huge bandaids
    ive tried the things u can buy
    for them online
    some sort of huge flowery looking adhesive
    ive tried duct tape
    but that hurts

    any other suggestions?
    do i just suffer thru the duct tape?
    and struggle to reach it?
    in the proper place?
     
  2. In Response

    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried one of the elasticated bands with a 3D printed Libre "holder" that you can buy on eBay?
    Thankfully, they stick like limpets to my arms but a number of people have enthused about these bands.

    I would definitely avoid duct tape. It is not designed to stick to flesh and maybe doing harm.

    Regarding the accessing the sensor to scan it, are you vaguely technical? The reason I ask is you could try an alternate app like xDrip or Diabox which hijack the Bluetooth signal and send the readings direct to your phone so you only need to scan to start a sensor.
    Unfortunately, these are unofficial apps written by techies for techies so not great if you are scared of technology. The limited documentation assume s you know a fair amount.
     
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  3. h884

    h884 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi cdpm

    I use skin tac wipes which I get on Amazon. They work well for me

    Good luck
     
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  4. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Have you tried inside the arm?
     
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  5. 8amoreno

    8amoreno Type 1 · Member

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    Use skin tac wipes.
     
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  6. Bman626

    Bman626 · Newbie

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    The adhesive tape works well for me. No issues sticking to my arm throughout the week.
     
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  7. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    i havent tried a band yet
     
  8. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    they stick ok
    i just hit the doorways
    as im unsteady on my feet

    i see lots of ideas to try thanks

    and
    do i have to leave that tiny spot uncovered
    or can the whole sensor be completely covered
     
  9. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    idk how to get it there
    you mean like not as far back?
     
  10. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Just the opposite side of the arm to where suggested by Abbott. Its less of a contortion act when scanning.? Lift the arm slightly & reach across with yer scanner using a freehand.. :)
     
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  11. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    we are going to try that today

    i just dont know if that tiny hole
    can be covered
    like can the whole sensor be totally covered
    i was leaving it open
    but its harder cutting the whatever gets used
    to keep it sticking on
     
  12. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The tiny hole0 can be covered
     
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  13. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been putting a cover over mine for nearly 5 years with absolutely no issues.
     
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