Long time T1 (37 years), brand new CGM user. Got a G6 kit and still on my first sensor - 8 days in!
Anyway, at 8 days in, including a lot of me sweating while exercising in the past week, the sticky stuff is just starting to wear off and there’s some small wrinkles that have been building around the sensor. I smooth them out and make sure the edges don’t peel up but at 8 days in I can tell that the edges won’t last forever. I think I’m good for 10 days on this one but have been trying to learn what’s out there to help make sure future ones stay on for 10 days.
Couple of questions for those with experience:
1: I have a bunch of Skin-Tac wipes but didn’t use for the first sensor. I seem to have no allergies to the Dexcom adhesive. Would it make sense to use the Skin-Tac wipes even though I have no problems with the adhesive? Does Skin-Tac actually help the sensor stick through all 10 days?
2: I also have a batch of G6 overpatches. Does it make sense to put an overpatch on right away after applying the sensor? And then the overpatch has to last for all 10 days? Or does it make more sense to put an overpatch on after say 5 days as sort of a time-extension, and then the overpatch only has to last for 5 days?