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    AmandaUnger
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    Hi, I just started at a new clinic and we use FreeStyle Libre on some of our diabetic patients. We use surgical glue or skin glue to apply it to keep them on. I really would like to stop using this method. Does anyone else use it in there clinic? What do you use to apply it to keep it on??

    Thanks so much,

    Amanda

    #5443
    JenniferRabinovitch
    Participant

    Yes! We use surgical glue too. Which one are you using? Why do you want to stop?

    #5447
    AmandaUnger
    Participant

    Hi Jennifer, tanks for replying. We use RiverBrand surgical adhesive. Its really hard to remove and very irritating to the skin. I’ve tried using mineral oil too.

    #5448
    ShannonConn
    Participant

    Hello,

    we use the FreeStyle at our facility as well. I find that during the initial application, if I hold down on the applicator against the patient for a count of at least 20 seconds, this helps the sensor’s adhesive stick really well to their skin. Otherwise, I will apply 3m Tagaderm transparent dressing over the entire sensor. The monitor/a cell phone can still read through it.
    Hope this helps!

    #5453
    AmandaUnger
    Participant

    Thanks Shannon for your reply!! I think I will try that on our next patient.

    #5454
    AmandaUnger
    Participant

    Hi Jennifer, what do you use to remove it?

    #5542
    JenniferRabinovitch
    Participant

    Hi Amanda,

    Sorry I didn’t see your reply. I’ll usually use the easeoff spray which works really well usually. Sometimes clients just elect to leave the adhesive on (we take off the sensor) until the fur grows back a bit and it is easier to remove.

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