When my blood sugar and #Dexcom are perfectly in sync with each other….I’d say this is a #happy #moment! #positiveside #diabetes #diabetesawareness #cgm #diabetic #t1d #cgmsensor
Nice way to start a #Monday! #bgnow #thelittlethings #diabetes #type1 #dexcom #grateful #happy #cgm
Flying with a #Dexcom, Airplanes, TSA, going through Airport Security, ANY TIPS???
2 arrows down on my CGM Sensor saying my blood sugar is 46….couldnt help but take a picture of my Gigantic Gallon bottle of juice! Think it’ll be enough? 😉 #applejuice #noididntdrinkitAll #diabetes #t1d #dexcom
On #day1 of #Diabetes Awareness Month, I’m wearing blue + ready to #FallBack my pump, tester, and #dexcom CGM receiver tonight before 2am! #happynovember #diabetesblue
My Thursday consisted of 3 new pump site changes, and a new #dexcom cgm set. #somuchstuff #ick #diabetes
#flashbackfriday to last week when I went to the #Endocrinologist + found out my a1c was 7.5!!!! #thankyoudexcom #yesitookapicture
Not exactly where I want it to be but it’s getting there! Can’t wait to see the number in 3 months! #wootwoot #diabetes #dblog #type1 #t1d #doctor #dexcom #dexcomg4
Looking a little bit lost….i’m guessing since it been welllllll over the 7 days I should I put in a new sensor? #dexcom #dexcomg4 #cgm #diabetes #t1d #type1
I know it’s been a bit since I posted a Tutorial Tuesday, but since starting on the Dexcom, the protective screen they ship it with was starting to peel off…and I felt like I should show you how I re-used the peel-off cover to cut out a new Zagg Invisible Shield for my Dexcom! Even if you don’t have that anymore, this will still work! So here goes!
STEP 1: Gather Supplies
- Zagg Invisible Shield Universal Screen Protector Kit
(I bought mine from BestBuy, there 2-packs at the time, so I’m not sure what they sell now, but that way, theres no cut outs for iPhone speakers in the Universal Versions) 😉
-Zagg Screen Protector
-Surface Smoother, (name?) similar to a credit card.
- Dexcom G4 Platinum Receiver
STEP 2: In my case, I peeled off the cover that Dexcom comes shipped with to use for a template. See pictured –>
STEP 3: Trace, mark, and cut the invisible shield to size. You can mark the side of the Invisble Shield that has “REMOVE” writing all over it, this gets thrown away later. So don’t worry about the marks! For the center, the trace i made was not quite small enough, so you might need to cut it when you stick it to the Dexcom. (More on that later)
STEP 4: Before going on, make sure you have the Dexcom cleaned, I used a damp alcohol pad and made sure there were no streaks with the cleaning cloth.
STEP 5: After lightly spraying your fingers with the Application Spray that comes in the Zagg Invisible Shield Kit, to prevent finger prints, peel back the Invisible Shield Cover.
STEP 6: (Not pictured) Place the Invisible Shield film over the Dexcom and make sure the middle buttons are not covered by the film, you might need to cut those edges during this application….
STEP 7: Flatten the film over the Dexcom and then use the cleaning cloth to smooth everything over and make sure there are no air bubbles. In my opinion, Invisible Shield is my favorite to unprotect my Dexcom and Pump Screen, just because once you apply this, it doesn’t peel back when putting it in cases and on a belt clip…this will stay on FOREVER and bubbles never come back!
STEP 8: After everything is smooth, tah-dah! There you go! Be careful putting this is in a case for a few hours, but you should be all good and covered for a long time to come!
Here is the finished product:
Do you have any tips and tricks or tutorials you’d like to see?
My #diabetes #Christmas!!! All these boxes make me happy! I’ll be CGM’ing next time you see me!! #dexcomg4 #christmasinjuly #blogstocomekeepalookout
What other way to show my celebrate my 400th Blog Post than to be excited and happy to start back up on a CGM!!!! Many more blog posts to come!!