Reasons for Using an UnderPatch - ExpressionMed

Reasons for Using an UnderPatch

May 10, 2021 17 Comments

underpatch for Dexcom G6

The Benefits of Using an UnderPatch

You may have noticed our new line of products called UnderPatches. Unlike the rest of our products, these tapes offer no fun designs, and are relatively new to the diabetes world which may have you thinking: 


Do I need to use an UnderPatch?


The answer to this question is simple. If you have experienced a Dexcom or Libre rash this product is for you. If you have not, be on your merry way knowing that you have healthy, happy skin. 


If you’ve experienced a Dexcom rash, you next need to determine if the rash was limited to the area of the Dexcom tape, or if it was underneath your ExpressionMed Tape as well. If it was under both, see our blog on preventing and healing dexcom rash. 

If the reaction is only underneath the Dexcom itself, keep reading.


How do I use an UnderPatch? 


First clean off your skin with non-scented soap and water, if your skin has had a rash before it likely has some lasting damage to the skin barrier, using harsh chemicals like rubbing alcohol can create further damage. 


Next, wait for the skin to dry and apply the UnderPatch by following the instructions on the product page. 


Lastly apply your Dexcom as you normally would! It’s that simple!


If you’re feeling especially creative and want your Dex or Libre to stay on a little longer, add your favorite ExpressionMed design over the top and voila! The perfect set up for a comfortable, stylish, rash-free CGM experience.



17 Responses

ExpressionMed Customer Support
ExpressionMed Customer Support

December 27, 2022

We offer many different styles of UnderPatches. We have supplied a link to each style below:

Medtronic/Oval: https://expressionmed.com/collections/underpatch?uff_wjjsr9_collections=90365853793
Libre 2: https://expressionmed.com/collections/underpatch?uff_wjjsr9_collections=91810758753
Libre 3: https://expressionmed.com/collections/underpatch?uff_wjjsr9_collections=295571849313
Dexcom G7: https://expressionmed.com/collections/underpatch?uff_wjjsr9_collections=297968238689
Omnipod: https://expressionmed.com/collections/underpatch?uff_wjjsr9_collections=90365722721
Infusion Sets: https://expressionmed.com/collections/underpatch?uff_wjjsr9_collections=10997792792

Elaine
Elaine

December 27, 2022

Medtronic?

Dawn
Dawn

December 27, 2022

Are these waterproof?

Renee Silver
Renee Silver

December 15, 2022

For years I have dealt with rashes, itching, and raw skin from my Dexcom. I tried your under patches and noticed no itching while wearing it and my skin look healthy with no redness or bumps when I removed my dexcom. I immediately ordered more and some for my T-slim sites also. This is a game changer for me. Thank you.

Desirae Fuentes
Desirae Fuentes

December 27, 2022

Will this work with Cleo 90 infusion sets.

Desirae
Desirae

December 27, 2022

Would this work be with the cleo90 infusion set?

Merritt McKeob
Merritt McKeob

December 27, 2022

I wear a Medtronic G3 sensor. I have had terrible reactions recently… do you have under and over tapes? Ho do they work?

Judy alderman
Judy alderman

December 27, 2022

I wanted to know if the undergo patch can be used on a omnipod ?

Lauralee Lowery ~  Prince
Lauralee Lowery ~ Prince

December 27, 2022

I am a Pulmonary Artery Hypertension Pt. We are use the subq. RX Romodulin with a MS-3 pump. *(basically insulin pump.) This has been a life saver for me. I am very adhesive sensitive. Being pretty is a wonderful bonus. This is a real blessing. Thank you Ll

Kay Nelz
Kay Nelz

October 08, 2022

These are AMAZING. My daughter was getting HORRIFIC rashes from her Dexcom, we tried all the usual “fixes” (flonase, skintac, airing out, etc). NOTHING worked. I ordered these on a whim because she had worn the overpatches with no rashes before, and we really had nothing to lose, they surely couldn’t make her reaction any worse. These SAVED her skin! No rash since, not even redness. Freaking amazing, don’t hesitate to try them if you’re having any reaction issues. PLEASE never stop making these!!!

Indira
Indira

October 08, 2022

Looking forward to trying this product. I get a severe rash to the adhesive from my Dexacom- I have tried the HYDRO Band-aids which don’t last the 10days.
Can’t wait and hoping that this works!

Marsha Miller
Marsha Miller

October 08, 2022

I have the medtronic guardian sensors. Do you have an under patch for me?

Glenda Spooning
Glenda Spooning

August 19, 2022

I would love an under patch for my Omnipod!

Katerina Thomas
Katerina Thomas

August 19, 2022

Is the underpatch better than Tagaderm patch? Would be interested in trying it out

Shirlene Johnson
Shirlene Johnson

July 12, 2022

Thank you for making this product, I get the rash from the Dexcom G6, I just ordered them.

Christine
Christine

July 12, 2022

I cannot even tell you how excited I am that you are selling these new patches!

Tara Angelle
Tara Angelle

July 12, 2022

You need to make an under patch for omnipod. The tender skin under my arm has had me asking myself if I should try not using the omnipod adhesive and only using a patch for the edges.

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