I’ve been a T1D for 47+ years and have used my belly first for MDI and now for CGM Sensor (G5) and pump infusion set … so, yes, I’m an old dog.
My endo wants me to begin using either my upper arm or thigh for my CGM sensor so that I have more belly available for rotation of infusion sets.
“No problem” I think … except I keep tearing the sensor off when I either remove my t-shirt or raise/lower my trousers. I seem to catch clothing on the end of the sensor that “floats” rather than being glued to the adhesive.
Is my mistake that I’ve got the sensor oriented so that it’s long axis is parallel to (rather than across) my leg or arm?
Or is there a cuff that I can wear over the sensor so that I’m less likely to catch and pull the sensors?
I don’t seem to encounter this problem when the sensor is on my belly.
It seems like a silly little problem, but I’d rather not “burn” a sensor on the first day, if there are any tricks that would help me avoid accidentally scraping them off.
Thanks for your consideration,