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Alternative locations for Libre sensor?

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I'm having great frustrations with the Libre sensor. The recommended location is difficult, to say the least. The first sensor got caught in a sleeve and flipped out onto the floor with 4 days to go. The second, I knocked out of place (after 24 hours) on the car as I was getting in, and that made it useless, the last I knocked out of place on a doorway (after 5 days) because I lost my balance as I was leaving a room...

I want to know if anyone is using a less exposed location for their sensors, and how much of a difference it makes to readings. I'm not buying another one until I find out. They are too damned expensive to be having to replace sooner than recommended. That said, I think they are just wonderful, in how they keep track of your BGL 24/7.
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I have been using free style Libre for the past 17 months and have caught a couple on doors and one stopped working. Mine are free from the NHS in Scotland but only prescribed 26 over the year. Any that have been dislodged have been replaced by Libre free of charge. I go on holiday in the Summer for 3 weeks and am on holiday just now and within the first 3 days, 2 of them became unstuck. I always place them on the outer part of the arm and never had issues before but believe they have changed the adhesive recently. I put one on the day before we left for holiday and it lasted 2 days after we arrived whilst the 2nd one lasted 4 hours! Have then gone a week or more without one as only brought one spare which I have located on the underside of my arm and it has so far lasted 8 days.
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