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Struggling to get libre to stick

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Mike0925, Feb 27, 2021.

  1. Mike0925

    Mike0925 · Member

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    Hi i have had a libre for 4/5weeks now I am on my 4th one, it stays okay for a week or so then keeps falling off, it’s so frustrating, any tips
     
  2. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Mike, some people seem susceptible to it slipping off! Mine usually stays put but I use tergadem (I think it's called that) or similar which is a transparent VERY sticky film that you pop over the top like a large plaster. You can barely see it, I think they use it following operations when they need to stick a dressing to someone's skin so it's quite hardy. You buy a box which lasts forever too, plenty in there. Others use a specially made thingy like a watch strap that fits on the libre and then fastens around the arm. x
     
  3. Mike0925

    Mike0925 · Member

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    Brilliant I’ll give them a try, thanks a lot
     
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    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Search for Cutiderm on eBay, the seller jfamedical and you can get a pack of 20 patches for £6.99, its exactly the same type of thing as Tegaderm but much cheaper, its the 60mm x 70mm ones you are wanting, that's what I've used for over a year xx
     
  5. Mike0925

    Mike0925 · Member

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    Thanks kaylz! Will give them a try!
     
  6. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    I normally exfoliate the area to be applied when bathing then dry & clean again using the supplied wipe.

    What are your activity levels regarding work & upper body excersise?
    Are you wearing tight or multilayered sleeved clothing?
     
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