How can I avoid irritated or sensitive skin caused by the sensor adhesive?
These considerations, skin barriers, and professional tips may help. Remember what works best for one person may not work best for everyone. You and your HCP may need to try several different products or methods to figure out whether these options work for you.
Barrier Patches and Bandages*†
*Messer, L. , & Beatson, C., Preserving Skin Integrity with Chronic Device Use in Diabetes. Technology & Therapeutics Volume 20, Supplement 2, 2018.
† Kamann, S., Heinemann, L., & Oppel, E., Usage of Hydrocolloid-Based Plasters in Patients Who Have Developed Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Isobornyl Acrylate While Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 2019.
‡ Paret, M., Barash, G. & Rachmiel, M. “Out of the box” solution for skin problems due to glucose-monitoring technology in youth with type 1 diabetes: real-life experience with fluticasone spray. Acta Diabetol 57, 419–424 (2020).
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Discover education resources, organised in a 5-step journey, to learn key information about your Dexcom ONE CGM system, from getting started, your first 10 days, to using Dexcom ONE in the long run.
|Step 1:||The basics of CGM|
|Step 2:||Getting started|
|Step 3:||Your first 10 days|
|Step 4:||Using Dexcom ONE in the long run|
|Step 5:||Understand your Diabetes trends|