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Inserting a DexCom 7+ Sensor

I thought that your children may benifit from seeing how quick and simple it is to insert a DexCom 7+ sensor. Arden and I made this short video to help a friend feel less anxious about using a Continuous Glucose Monitor for the first time and we decided to share it with everyone.

Once you see how quick the process is, all of your concerns about being able to handle the insertion will melt away. When it was finally time for me to insert Arden's first sensor, I had read and heard so much that I felt like I was preparing to launch the space shuttle. As you are about to see... this isn't quite that difficult. I even slowed down a little bit so you could follow along and still the entire process took less then 20 seconds. Don't blink!

The images below are of Arden's SpiBelt, the belt/case she uses to keep her DexCom receiver around her waist.. Clicking on any of the photos will take you to SpiBelt's page for kid's sizes. 




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Reader Comments (3)

Wow-that does look super easy. Now does Arden carry the alarm unit? I've always wondered how that works.

Thanks again for your site. It's tremendously helpful:)

February 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen


I will get a few pictures and links together for the case Arden uses and edit them into this post. Not sure why I didn't think of that... Thanks very much for the good idea and the wonderfully kind comment.


February 10, 2012 | Registered CommenterScott Benner

You guys are super speedy! It definitely takes me longer than 30 seconds to insert mine! :)

February 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara

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