Daily Archives: June 21, 2012

The Big Blue Serter versus lil’ ol’ me

Most people don’t get excited about stabbing themselves with needles.  But if you’ve been following me lately, you know about how inexplicably euphoric I’ve been over my new spot for my CGM sensor:  my arms.  I’m also feeling good about the attention it’s gotten:  (Scott, how on earth did you do THAT?).  So, with the newfound skills I developed in making my You Can Do This video, I recorded a video of the CGM insertion as well.

It won’t win any awards, but my hope is that it is informative and useful to at least one of you.

This video is of me inserting a Medtronic Minimed CGM in my arm, with the ‘serter.  It follows similar videos that are already out there: Kim already shared her video on her arm-insertion of a Dexcom in January.  And recently, Sarah showed us how the Sugabetic puts in a Medtronic single-handedly, without that infamous blue inserter.

Of course, the techniques here aren’t “approved”, so insert-standard-disclaimer-stuff-here, blah blah blah, check with your medical professionals, yadda yadda, don’t try this at home.