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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'm currently on Day 11 and the adhesive seems to be stuck as fast as it was when first applied. I really think there is a lot of variability between sensors, adhesive and readers. I had mostly been using the iPhone LibreLink app... it was convenient, didnt have to carry extra devices... but since discovering the differences in reads between readers and blood, I will likely not bother persisting with the phone app at all (and yes, after doing finger prick tests every time I scanned, I have decided its not doable. a) fingers hurt and b) half a box of strips in a week. erk.)

I have discovered also that the reads from different devices and methods are much closer in terms of accuracy, once you get your levels in range. Only a small variability. So... although I declaimed loudly (well, here, anyway) that I was not going to do this anymore... I will. Just not as much because ours arent subsidised in any way. I'm aware that many EU countries are... our TGA and PBS is well behind the 8Ball and the less they have to spend on health the better they like it.
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