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Scorpio46290 07-15-2013 00:04

CGM tape question
 
Hi All!

I am on my first week (well few days..) of CGM, after YEARS of trying to get it!
I have the Medtronic CGM with the pump. They gave me IV 3000 adhesive with my order.
I find that it just doesn't stick all that well, and is kind of pricey (esp. if I need to change it out a little more often than normal).
Does anyone have any suggestions for adhesives that stick REALLY well??
I have never had to use adhesives for my pump sites, so this is pretty new for me!
Thanks!! :p

arenda 07-15-2013 00:35

try Skin Tac
it works pretty good at making the skin sticky so the tape will stick.

MM193 07-15-2013 05:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by arenda (Post 178478)
try Skin Tac
it works pretty good at making the skin sticky so the tape will stick.

My doctor told me not to use skin tac with my cgm sensor she said it might mess with the readings. I buy some athletic tape and tape the whole thing down on my stomach.

MM193 07-15-2013 05:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by MM193 (Post 178523)

My doctor told me not to use skin tac with my cgm sensor she said it might mess with the readings. I buy some athletic tape and tape the whole thing down on my stomach.

I also have the medtronic pump and cgm.

jim1450 08-21-2013 07:42

Medtronic told me to cut the IV3000 into 2 pieces & cover the sensor with a small piece & overlap it with the larger piece. I personally dont think the small ones they sent are large enough to do this, I found a pretty good selection on eBay for a lot less than Medtronic wants.

Scorpio46290 08-21-2013 16:52

Thanks for your reply, Jim!

I had tried doubling up on the IV3000, but that still didn't work.
I actually ended up buying a roll of Flexifix from Amazon.
It is amazing! It stays put for a week.
I highly recommend it to CGM users. Though I would suggest buying the 4 inch roll. I bought the 2 inch and I need 2 pieces to cover. But I don't mind!

jim1450 08-22-2013 09:33

I'll have to try the Flexifix if I get another cgm, I'm really unhappy with the reliability of the Medtronic & am sending it back.


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