Arm pain

By pila95 Latest Reply 2016-02-12 11:28:18 -0600
Started 2016-02-11 22:06:56 -0600

I was wondering if anyone else has had any problems putting their insulin pump or CGM on their arm. I have a Dexcom and when I put it on my arm I had really bad pains all down my arm and had to remove it the next day. Has anyone else had somethings similar happen to them

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redbirdie 2016-02-12 11:28:18 -0600 Report

I have to put my Dexcom CGM on my stomach or leg because there isn't enough fat on my arm and it seems to irritate my arm muscle.

Type1Lou 2016-02-12 09:27:51 -0600 Report

I use a Medtronic Minimed Revel 523 pump and no CGM but have placed my pump's infusion set (9mm cannula) in the fleshy (more dangly?) part of my upper arms and haven't experienced any problems. Give the Dexcom customer service help line a call about this; they may be able to give you some guidance as to why this happened…I haven't a clue.