Wanting and getting a CGM.
Putting a set in my arm.
Putting a sensor in my butt.
Putting a sensor in my arm with Josh's help.
Putting a sensor in my arm all by myself.
A lot of firsts. This week, there was another one for me. What is it, you ask?
I put my CGM sensor in my thigh!
It's something I've thought about before, but after reading this post from Karen where she tells of accidentally knocking her sensor in her thigh off (oops), I decided to give it a whirl.
I'd heard from Kerri and Sara about putting their Dexcom sensors in their legs. I was told to put my hand in my jeans pocket and aim for that area. So that's what I did.
Before I could talk myself out of it, I wiped a big circle with the alcohol swab, poked around a bit, picked a spot, took a deep breath, and harpooned that sucker in. And guess what? It didn't even hurt! It bled more than most sensors I've put in, but that certainly didn't seem to affect accuracy.
|Ignore the peeling icky tape. We're in the home stretch for this one.|
And based on this sensor, I'd have to agree. This sensor has been spot-on all week! I mean, it's not perfect, it's been off a few times. But overall, spectacular in the accuracy department.
I have to put in a new sensor today. And guess where it's going? Yup, the other leg. :)