ok so because I was reading to NOT put it directing on the the tricep area I overshot it way too much and its actually a little too high up on my arm for me. Once we covered with optiflex (we did a big square with hole cut in middle for transmitter) the tape almost reached my armpit area. After 1.5 days of general arm use, a yoga class, and some strength training I can tell that I need to rethink where I am placing the cgm on my arm in the future.
First of all it's too far "back" and it kind of hits the back of the seat when I drive and is kind of in the way when I laying down on the floor or in bed etc, so I need to move the placement more towards the front of my arm in the future.
Secondly I have seen photos of people who are using the dexcom on their arm and some seem to be right on top of the tricep. So IS it OK if the cgm is placed there? is this just personal preference? I'm not a very big person so I only have so much surface area on my arm to be able to place this sucker! I want to make sure that where I am placing it isn't annoying or placed in such a way that tape gets loose due to range of motion movement(which is what is happening currently) but also gives me good accuracy.
So to pull this all together: I need to move my cgm down lower on my arm and more towards the side of it for it to be out of the way BUT that means it's closer to, or possibly on the tricep area. Is this going to mean I get less accuracy? Is this going to hurt my muscle tissue?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts or advice!Photo attached! [783-dexcomweek2.jpg|attachment](upload://vI5PRniiDHbcYgtWZFPIQadptK9.jpeg) (183 KB)