I read some older similar posts with no success with any of the suggestions:
I have had my Dexcom CGM for nearly a year now. I notice that when I shower the tape starts to loosen/lose its stickiness as I am sure all of you other users do as well. Whenever I start to exercise and sweat, the sensor will practically fall off within hours (and I am not one to profusely sweat). I have tried applying medical tape which gets ridiculous when you have 8+ pieces of tape barely hanging on. I have also tried 3m Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing 4"x4" (helps for a short amount of time), Skin Tac liquid adhesive (doesn’t help at all), and various other medical tapes or patches. I insert the sensors to the right or left of my belly button (closer to my sides) as that is the easiest and most comfortable at this time, but I am seriously considering other locations.
Dexcom is of little assistance other than pointing out that I should use rubbing alcohol around the area prior to applying and then letting dry (which I do). I’ve tried every way I can possibly think of, but I was hoping that someone out there has had similar issues and could recommend another solution.
I read that some people put the sensor on their arm or leg. Is this comfortable? Thinking out loud here… but this seems like it would be easier to tape up because I could possibly tape around my entire arm if need be, lol.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.