After reading that many of you like thigh sites for your Dexcom, I have tried it several times. In general I have accurate readings and the sites don’t hurt.
I do have a couple of problems with thigh sites and wonder if others experience the same problems. I definitely don’t get as good adhesion as I do on abdomen sites. I usually just put the Opsite Flexifix on at the beginning rather than waiting for the site to come loose. So that problem is easily solved.
The second issue is that I never get two weeks from thigh sites, although I almost always do with ab sites. I got 8 days from my most recent sensor.
The third and most worrisome issue is that I never notice knots/scar tissue on my abdomen, but every thigh site has ended with a lump at the insertion site. It feels like a pea in my tissue. They have all eventually resolved, but I certainly don’t want to end up with scar tissue.
I’m sure that all of my problems come from the fact that my slacks and shorts must rub and irritate the site. I rarely do infusion seats on my thighs because I tend to accidentally pull them out or they get irritated. But I love having my Dex there so I can use my tummy for infusion sets. I’m thin and definitely have real estate problems with all my infusion sets and sensors.