|Because bigger is better when it covers the whole site.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Bigger Tegaderm Patch
My order for my bigger Tegaderm patches came in yesterday, and I immediately put one on to see how much it covers my Dexcom site. I really like the Tegaderm patches because they stay on like they're part of my skin but it's flexible enough that I don't notice it's there. Some medical patches are great for keeping things on but leave your skin red as a beet afterward.
The real test for this will come tomorrow night when I have a softball game. Because I'm noticing that the Dexcom tape is impervious to water (as advertised), but it's a whole different ball game (pun!) when I sweat. It's hard to keep the tape sticky when warm salt water is coming up from underneath it. How do you keep things sticky when you're sweating from underneath it? That's my challenge right now. I'm hoping with the less humid weather that the overall air moisture will be less. Because keeping this thing on for a whole week without intervention is proving to be a challenge.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor, nurse, certified diabetes educator (CDE) or any medical professional of any kind. (But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express!) Therefore, please do not use any of my postings as medical fact. I am simply a blogger expressing my highs and lows (pun intended) with diabetes. For changes in your medication, exercise regiment, or diet please consult a qualified physician.