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Dexcom Adhesive, Activated!

Dexcom By June 20, 2017 Tags: , , , , 6 Comments

Nothing to see here, especially if you’re looking for an adhesive-related Dexcom rash. Because ever since switching to the sensors that expire after 8/17/17, the rash is a thing of the past. Now I can wear my sensors for the recommended seven days (sometimes stretching it a day or two here and there, if I’m feeling bold), and my skin…

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The Follow Up About Dexcom.

Dexcom, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By March 6, 2017 Tags: , , , , 8 Comments

Today is Day 7.  I’ll be pulling this sensor off in six hours. Day 7. No filter. No rash. No worries. #dexcom A post shared by Kerri Sparling (@sixuntilme) on Mar 6, 2017 at 6:07am PST No rash.  No filter.  Does this mean no worries? (For reference, this post is a follow up from a week ago when I put…

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The One About Expiration Dates.

Uncategorized By February 27, 2017 Tags: , , , , , 12 Comments

On the Dexcom and Libre Rash Facebook group, I saw a note posted back in December from someone referencing sensors with an expiration date after August 17, 2017. “Dex recently changed their mfg process to eliminate a substance that caused rashes in some. Get some expiration date AFTER 8/15/17 …” Huh.  Interesting.  (Read: HOLY SHIT COULD THIS BE TRUE??!!) I’ve been…

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Dexcom Rash: Updated.

Dexcom, Diabetes Tech By January 11, 2017 Tags: , , , , 18 Comments

Frigging rash.  The issue first presented itself back in August 2012, leaving me scratching my head and itching my sensor sites for the next four years. At first, I tackled the problem by trying a pile of different barrier tapes, but the only one that brought about any semblance of relief was the Toughpad.  For about a year, I used a…

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Rasharoni.

Dexcom, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By April 11, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 14 Comments

As this pregnancy continues on, so does the rapid rounding-out of my abdomen (today’s issue = not being able to zip my jacket without over-taxing the zipper). Feeling quite like Violet Beauregard from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Pluses to this expansion are that a. the pregnancy is progressing on schedule and b. the real estate options for my pump…

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Lower Arm Real Estate.

Dexcom, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By September 28, 2015 Tags: , , , , 7 Comments

“Rotating sites?  Hell yeah, I rotate.” … sort of. I’m good about rotating my pump and CGM (continuous glucose monitor) sites, but I’m decent, at best, about exploring new real estate.  Most of the time, I use my outer thigh or lower back/hips for my CGM, going back and forth between those four areas.  This sounds like proper rotating, in…

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I Wanna New Tape, One That Won’t Itch.

Dexcom, Diabetes Products, Robot Life, Uncategorized By June 1, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , 4 Comments

I wanna new tape, one that won’t itch! One that won’t give me bit, fat welts or make my skin twitch, twitch! I wanna new tape, one that won’t give a rash! Make it easy to wear my Dex, without the urge to “Hulk, Smash.” (Channeling Huey Lewis and the News.  Click it.  You know you want to.) I’ve been…

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Stream of Consciousness.

Uncategorized By March 12, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 6 Comments

Time for a bullet list of purged thoughts, brought to you by the bottom of my coffee pot. It’s not snowing.  I don’t usually have a rage response to winter, but this one has been more than we could properly manage.  (Like when our snow shovel broke under the weight of the drift we were shoveling through.  Or when our…

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Bulk Solutions.

Dexcom, Robot Life By January 2, 2015 Tags: , , 5 Comments

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…

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A Wicked Rash.

Dexcom, Diabetes Products, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By December 2, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 19 Comments

When I was younger, my pediatric endocrinologist told me that I shouldn’t be poking the syringes into the parts of my skin that didn’t hurt.  “If you don’t feel the pinch of the needle, that means you have scar tissue building up, which can lead to poor absorption of the insulin.”  She stayed on me about rotating injection sites, and…

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