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Arm Site

July 3, 2013

I have never flown with a Dexcom, and I really have no desire to start next Monday. My current site is set to be taken out on Saturday, so I’m hoping to be in a good enough place where I can wait until I get to Florida to re-insert. I am also thinking this would be a good place to try another arm site. So, here is my question for today: Are there calm people who will be around Monday night/Tuesday morning who would want to assist me with an arm insertion? Please? Thank you!

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When I went to Joslin last week, I talked with my doctor about Dexcom sites as well.  I told her how I have scar tissue on my arms from all the shots as a kid, but that I thought I read a CGM can still be used through scar tissue because there is no absorption happening.  Her first question: “Is it approved for arms?”  I explained, that no it is not approved for arms, but I do know a lot of people have had success with it.  I also explained how I’m only 26 years old and I plan on being around for a LONG time and I’ve already lost valuable insulin real estate.  After mulling it over she told me I could give it a shot, (ha! pun NOT intended) and see how it goes, but it might not work as well.

Now I have made no attempt at…

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