CGM patches/football/sweating


(Kris_Adam) #1

I have a 16 year-old in football and has a hard time keeping it on due to excessive sweating. I have seen Lexcam patch advertised on Facebook. Has anyone had luck with these or have any other suggestions. Thanks in Advance!


(ksmerk12) #2

Has he tried IV Prep wipes? It looks like an alcohol swab but it leaves your skin sticky/tacky. When I was younger and more active I used them for my pump sites to get better adhesion.


(psycho714) #3

Skin-Tac™ Adhesive Barrier Wipes 50 count
Have used these for a number of years. Use them while playing hockey, running and such. A great help for high activity diabetics.


(sherylkjeffery) #4

I have found a product better than IV Prep. I used IV Prep for many years and now use "Skin Tac Wipe. They are far superior.

Sherry Jeffery


(Gretchen Krumm) #5

My daughter is not a football player, but we use both the IV prep wipes underneath the sensor adhesive, then we apply a Tegaderm sticker over that. I cut out a hole in the middle of the Tegaderm for the transmitter, but another family I know just sticks the full Tegaderm sticker over the transmitter and all.


(Cindy) #7

We use skin tac for our active teenage son. I buy the bottle with the sponge applicator which I find is easier to use than the wipes, but it’s the same product. Key is to allow product to dry before applying sensor - skin should be tacky. We also occasionally use biooclusive dressing like tegaderm (we cut a rectangle out of the center for the Dexcom transmitter itself so it only reinforced the white part) when he is swimming or sweating a lot. All products available on Amazon.


(Patrick) #8

Smith & Nephew IV3000 patches are great. They fit nicely over the transmitter, are breathable yet waterproof, and do not affect the transmission of data. Tagaderm, as others pointed out, is also awesome. The IV Prep wipes also help a lot! Hope this helps!


(BeccaGae) #9

I love using Mastisol (liquid adhesive) to glue my sensors on. I get the single use ones, where you break the little vials and rub on… yes these are little vials inside plastic tubes that you crush then rub on. Sometimes I have to soak in hot water to get sensor to remove or use adhesive remover. But I can get my sensors to stick for 14 days and I am a gym rat, and I also swim.