The other day a fellow D-OC member posted something on facebook that another person was looking for ways to keep her daughter's CGMS taped down as it kept getting ripped out. I have a very complex system. Really. ;)
But I wanted to share it and since I changed sensors this morning, I thought I'd share through pictures how I keep my own sensor stuck.
As a note, I put my sensor in my leg, so all of these pictures are of my poor, white, pale legs. Sorry ahead of time.
I use cloth tape and two pieces of IV-3000 tape to keep my sensor in place.
I insert my sensor first.
Then I use a piece of cloth tape on the sticky part of my sensor.
Then I attach my transmitter.
Then I put another piece of tape over the plastic end of the sensor.
Then I put a piece of IV-3000 tape down.
Then I take a second piece of IV-3000 tape and put it the opposite direction (so that the two pieces of IV-3000 are kind of like a cross).
I also cup my hand over that piece to make it stick to me better.
And here's the final look!
It works. I've rarely had trouble with it coming out, though I sometimes have to replace the IV-3000 tape part way thru the life of my sensor.
I hope this helps some of you if you're new to CGMS. But remember: it's different for everyone. What works for me may not work for you.