Most people feel little or no pain†, though you might notice discomfort when you sleep on that side or if you apply the biosensor to a muscular part of the arm. Any discomfort should be brief.
WHAT TO DO: If it’s highly uncomfortable, take off your biosensor and contact your GP. If you apply another biosensor, choose a different area on the back of your upper arm.
Try these tips:
- Choose an area on the back of your upper arm where there’s more fatty tissue
- Try the other arm or a different area on the same arm
- Avoid tight or restrictive clothing around the biosensor
- Prep the skin: wash with soap and water, let it dry and then disinfect with an alcohol wipe
†In a study conducted by Abbott, 91.6 % of users surveyed (n=119) agree that it was painless to apply the biosensor. Data on file, Abbott.