Over the weekend, I posted this photo to Facebook:
... with the caption: "Day 7 of a Dexcom G4 sensor, mounted on a Toughpad, stuck to my thigh. This is what it looks like after removal: like I scalped myself."
And after reading through a few of the comments, i realized that some people took me a touch too literally with this one. :)
This is a photo of the Dexcom G4 sensor, stuck to the top of a J&J Toughpad, as I mentioned in this post. At the "CHANGE SENSOR NOW!" all caps warning that pops up on the receiver screen at the close of day seven, I pull the sensors immediately. (As much as I want to leave a still-sticking sensor stuck, I'm afraid to instigate a rash, so don't wear my sensors past seven days ... and yes, it makes me crazy to pull a perfectly good sensor.) When I pull the sensor up, with it comes the Toughpad. And grossly enough, the Toughpad looks exactly like my skin. Which makes it look like I am pulling up huge patches of skin when I remove the sensor.
So, to clarify: That's a photo of a sensor on a band-aid, basically. Not my skin removed from my body by way of blowtorch (which would explain the singed edges?). Dexcoms aren't a scalping device.