Due to adhesive change/skin sensitivity/dermis witchcraft, the Dexcom rash seems to be a now-reliable side effect of wearing a CGM (or anything else with adhesive ability, honestly. Sometimes a bandaid gives me the scritchy-scratch). I feel best with the Dexcom data streaming, though, so I do whatever keeps the sensor on and the itch at a minimum.
Which means ordering the ToughPads in bulk.
The extra cost isn’t fun, but my sensor is currently rolling through it’s second start-up cycle, so I won’t complain. Whatever frigging works, right? (Besides, a tattered Dexcom sensor feels like a diabetes Girl Scout badge. Next, I’m going for my “pile of test strips NEXT to the garbage can instead of IN it” badge.)