A glucose sensor is a tiny electrode that measures your glucose levels. It sits under the skin in your interstitial fluid, where cells get oxygen and nutrients, including glucose. Glucose sensors are easily inserted using an automatic insertion device: like many types of infusion sets, a needle is used to insert the glucose sensor. The needle is then removed leaving just the tiny flexible electrode under the skin. The glucose sensor is then connected either to a transmitter so that readings can be transmitted to aninsulin pump or monitor, or a recorder for downloading to software once removed.
The iPro2 and sensor are watertight for up to 30 minutes, up to a depth of 8 feet (2.4 meters). There is no time limit for swimming on the surface of the water or showering.
While wearing the iPro2 and sensor you should go about your daily routine as you would normally do. This includes eating, exercising and taking medications. The goal is to understand how your glucose levels respond to food, activity and treatment during your normal routine. This helps your doctor make therapy adjustments.
On the first day of wearing the iPro2 and sensor you should check and record your BG: 1 hour after iPro2 placement, 3 hours after leaving your doctor’s clinic and right before you go to bed. For the remaining days, check and record your BG 4 times per day before each meal and before bedtime.
If the tape begins to pull off yourbody, put more tape overthefailing tape. If the iPro2 recorder comes off, put it in plastic bag and return it to yourdoctor’s office. DO NOT throw it away.