Apparently, the Dexcom sensor has improved to the point where it can be worn for seven days and is now waterproof. So YAY for being able to use one sensor for more than three days and YAY for not needing to use those insanely painful shower patches when bathing.
I have found one drawback to the Dexcom so far, though.
It's coming undone. Over the course of a normal day, I shower once in the morning before work and once after my hour at the gym. Is it my shower that causing this thing to come loose? Is it my workout routine? Is it my clothes? Am I tugging on it at night without meaning to?
Whatever the case, I'm fearful that this sensor will also come loose before the seven day mark. Last time, I taped it down with medical tape and made quick use of a bandaid at work, but there has to be a better way. I'm prepping the site with sticky IV prep before insertion and I'm doing my best to install the sensor in a section of my abdomen that doesn't contact the waistband of my pants, yet it's still starting to peel away.
What do you guys do to keep your sensors stuck? How about a pump site that comes loose? I'm thinking about installing the next sensor on my hip or thigh to see if that helps keep things more securely attached.
In any event, I can't be bothered too much. It doesn't hurt and it's giving me solid numbers. All I need now is some super glue.