If patients experience difficulty removing the sensor from their skin, these products and techniques may help:
General Removal Techniques
Removal Products and Description
|Uni-solve Adhesive Remover (Smith&Nephew)||- Comes in wipes or liquid|
|AllKare Adhesive Removal Wipe (ConvaTec Inc)||- Comes in wipes|
|Tac Away Adhesive Removal Wipes (Torbot)||- Comes in wipes
- Reciprocal product to Skin Tac
|Detachol Adhesive Remover (Eloquest)||- Latex free, alcohol free
- Comes in single use vials or liquid - Reciprocal product to Mastisol
- Baby oil, coconut oil or olive oil
|- Least specialized and least expensive option|
For detailed step-by-step instructions on how to use the Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System, please refer to the user guide. Dexcom, Inc. does not recommend, endorse or warrant any third-party products, including adhesive supplements and removal products.
View the downloadable "What Works for Me" document, which outlines the step-by-step process for how to insert and remove a Dexcom G6 sensor patch.
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