I know that many, many, many other people do this, and have done this before me.
I know that it's actually not that scary. But, as most new things in life first appear, it sure seemed scary.
Finally, I got up the nerve last night to try a Dexcom sensor on my arm!
|Awkward bathroom mirror photography!|
Seeing so many CGM arm sites at CWD/FFL two weeks ago had me thinking that yeah, I could probably at least try it. Because I'm a visual person who needed to see photographic evidence first, I googled "Dexcom arm site", and Kerri's post from almost exactly three years ago, along with a helpful photo, showed at the top of the list. (P.S. I have no idea why this paragraph decided to center itself, and I can't seem to fix it at the moment. Oh, Blogger. You fickle beast. /digression)
Aaron was home, but I wanted to see if I could manage it on my own. "Could you just hang around for the next couple minutes, in case I need to you to unhinge this thing from me?"
And all went smoothly. I wiped down the area with an Skin Prep pad (probably unnecessary, but old habits die hard), waved it dry, and planned my attack.
And, really? Not as difficult as my mind had made it out to be.
Out of all of the steps, that last tab you have to twist off was the most troublesome. (I had to have Aaron try after I failed to dislodge it, and he almost yanked the whole sensor clean off!) You know, this little thing:
As for accuracy, or how it may interfere with sleeves, door frames, puppy paws and the like - that remains to be seen. But I do know that I can check one more thing off of my "To Try" list, and that makes me feel good.