Apply your CGM sensor (Step 2)
Applying your first sensor is an exciting step toward a better understanding of your body and your metabolic fitness!
We know the process can seem intimidating but just watch this quick video to learn how effortless it is.
When picking the application site on your arm, it's important to avoid muscle and aim for the more fleshy area on your arm. The exact placement is up to personal preference, but we like to put ours in the valley between the shoulder and triceps muscles, on the back of the arm. Watch the application video below to see exactly where we like to apply the sensor.
The first half of the video is a quick start guide. Keep watching for more detail about the sensor itself and to learn about the tiny filament technology that will allow you to measure your glucose levels in real time.
Note after applying
Your sensor will take about an hour to calibrate once you put it on, and you won't be able to scan it during this time. New sensors have a calibration period 8-16+ hours and typically become more accurate as you wear them over time.
It's important to note that every once in a while some people may see a small amount of blood coming from the sensor after application. If this happens, you should apply light pressure on the sensor with a tissue – the bleeding should stop within a few minutes.
Minor discomfort, bruising, itching, adhesive irritation, redness, and local infection are possible and have been reported, but it's quite rare. Most people will hardly notice the sensor is there!
If you feel discomfort or irritation after some time and are uncomfortable, you should remove the sensor and let us know via email so we can help out.