Saturday, September 23, 2006

Sensor Probe Size

So, how big is the sensor probe that goes under your skin? In case you're concerned about the size, here is a side by side comparison of a 0.5 mm pencil lead, a Paradigm Silhouette insertion needle, a 31 gauge, 5/16" (8mm) syringe needle, and the the sensor probe. The vertical part of the probe goes under your skin, and the horizontal part is attached to the 'sensor pod' that holds the transmitter and the sensor part that connects to the transmitter. You feel a slight pinch as you would with an infusion set insertion, but the probe feels comfortable under the skin, at least for me.

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