Hello all! I am new to Type One Nation but have been a T1D since 2012. I’ve been relatively uncontrolled. Not horrible numbers but an a1c in the 8s. I’ve been on the Medtronic Minimed 670G for about a year and a half. I’ve loved it. My numbers have improved but I started on the Guardian 3 sensors in late september. Everything has been great up until a month ago. I’ve been using Simpatch and skin tac to help keep the sensor and transmittor in place but the last three times I’ve taken it off, my skin is oozing and hot with infection. I always clean my skin with alcohol wipes, wait to dry, wipe on the skin tac, wait to dry, put in the sensor, and then the simpatch. And I have extremely sensitive skin so I’m always expecting redness and irritation but this is nothing less than oozing, yellow pus coming from where the sensor was.
I’m just at a loss because I love the system. It worked so well for me and it changed my life so I don’t want to give it up but if i keep getting these huge infected welps on my skin, I may have to. I’m running out of healthy skin and I’m even more scarred up than the normal T1D amount.
Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much. I’m happy ti have joined this wonderful community.