Patch User Guide
How to put your patch on:
Putting your patches on for the first time can be difficult, but we have produced a guide for you below to help you get started. Our patches are designed to be put on with one hand, but it is much easier with two.
- Make sure the site you are applying the patch too is dry, and has not been wet within the past 30 minutes. This may interfere with the initial sticking of the adhesive.
- Make sure there is no pet hair, dirt, or other allergens on the site prior to application. These can cause irritation if trapped under a patch for a long period of time.
- Peel a small part of the backing at the top of the patch off.
- Then, line up the patch with your CGM and stick the top part of the patch down, with the backing still attached to the rest of the patch.
- With the patch lined up to your CGM, slowly and gently pull the backing away from underneath the patch, taking care to keep the patch lined up to your CGM.
- Once you have removed the packing, smooth your patch down. Push your finger from the inside of your CGM toward the outside of the border to get any air bubbles out and to make sure all of the adhesive is in contact with the skin.
- Then run your finger over the edges of your patch to smooth them down.
- Do not get your patch wet for the next 12 to 24 hours, so that the medical adhesive can set in. It reaches maximum strength at hour 20.
Caring for your patch:
To ensure your patch stays on for up to 21 days, please make sure to do the following.
- Do not pick at or lift up the sides of the patch. If the adhesive gets wet, it will lose all of it's stick.
- Do not rip the tape off when you are ready to change your sensor, gradually pull it up and out from the bottom whilst stretching it. Aggressive ripping can cause skin trauma.
- It is best to take the patches off after a warm bath or shower.