I need help. I have about 12 SofSensors left in my cabinet, and MAYBE I can get one more box after the new year before they are no longer available. Medtronic says I have to switch to Enlites, since that is now their only option, but having tried an Enlite once, I’m not too excited by the prospect. The main difference between the two as I see them are the insertion angle. Enlites go directly into the skin at a 90° angle, whereas the SofSensors go in on a softer and more controllable angle of 45°.
So the question is, are there any 45° insertion sensors out there? Any recommendations on non-Medtronic options? Winter is coming and so is an extra layer of fatty tissue that buys me time, but come spring, I’ll be back into training for races and will quickly shed whatever builds in the next few months. I’d like to avoid painful experiences of hitting muscle with the needles, and inaccurate readings that come when these aren’t inserted into fat.
I’d try other areas, but the ONLY “Pinch-An-Inch” section of my body is my abdomen. I have never been able to insert anything into my legs, that’s a non-starter. I don’t have much in my back either. I might be able to get something into my triceps, but I imagine an expensive sensor could quickly get dislodged during longer swim sessions.