@Robr, thanks for the reply.
The reason I brought up the issue is because about 18 months ago, a person brought up the issue. In their post, they warned readers to avoid using ‘off label’ locations. They ‘lost a wire’ in an off label location and their insurance company declined coverage. If I remember correctly, the term ‘contributory negligence’ was used. The someone also alleged the doctor was negligent in failing to obtain off label authority according to the post. If the CGM patient were a child, child protective services could even be involved in the allegation of endangerment/harm for off label usage.
I am not a lawyer. I am only repeating a story about a tragedy related using a location lacking FDA approval in the USA.
I agree there are other countries approving arms and other locations. I am aware of New Zealand as one approving arms. A simple verbal instruction from a local doctor may not prevent a savvy insurance company from acting miserly.
Based on my reading, I would certainly want my doctor to write a letter to Dexcom requesting authority for off label sensor placement for you while in the USA. A copy of the reply correspondence to your doctor would protect you, your doctor, and others from allegations of negligence and malpractice which could be argued by your doctor’s licensing authority.
I am taking the effort to write this so others acting on their own volition related to CGM sensor placement will risk insurance denial of a claim for a sensor wire recovery in a location outside the Dexcom/FDA approved sites.
Hope this shines a positive light on this situation.