I am new here been lurking for a few months. I have to say, I was quite surprised by the warm welcome :)
I have just recently started my Paradigm Insulin pump in February of this year, and started the Medtronic CGM July of this year. I love being on the Pump I do feel like a different person since starting on it and my HBA1C has dropped over 1 point in the first 3 months.
But does anyone else have issues with Rashes from the CGM tape (I have tried Tegaderm, IV3000, and all the others that come in the Medtronic adhesive sample pack) and only on my upper thighs I get rashes, stomach, arms are perfectly ok and can leave the sensor in for up to 2 weeks in my arm and stomach with no issues. But in my upper thigh's I have a giant rash from the adhesive bandage (Not the sensor sticky, Its circular/square depending on the bandage length), now the infusion set in my upper thighs never had issues with. I have had a rash from both Tegaderm's and IV3000, the first time putting the CGM in my upper thigh, I never had the issue, lately it has been.
Even with it cooling down outside and no longer in 90 degree heat, I still get a small rash there. I like my thigh's and arm the best as thats where it seems to be most accurate.
Anyone else experience this or any recommendations? I doubt i will change from the IV3000 as my Insurance covers them 100%, but if I can find an alternative for the upper thigh's would be awesome!