SILLY PATCH INSTALLATION & CARE INSTRUCTIONS - APPLYING SILLY PATCHES TO KEEP YOUR CGM OR INSULIN PUMP INFUSION SITE IN PLACE

LET’S GET STARTED. FIRST IMPORTANT STEP WHEN APPLYING YOUR NEW SILLY PATCH IS LOOKING FOR A LOCATION TO GET GOOD COVERAGE BOTH ON THE DEVICE AND THE SURROUNDING SKIN AREAS. ALSO LOOK FOR AN AREA THAT DOES NOT MOVE OR TWIST A LOT. THIS WILL ALLOW THE PATCH TO BE IN THE BEST POSITION FOR SECURING THE DEVICE TO YOUR BODY.  IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO LOCATE THE DEVICE "WINDOW" PRIOR TO DEVICE PLACEMENT AND PATCH PLACEMENT. ROTATE THE DEVICE PRIOR TO INSTALLATION TO ENSURE PATCH IS FACING THE CORRECT DIRECTION.

 

TO PLACE A PATCH

STEP 1: BASED ON THE PLACEMENT OF YOUR DEVICE, DETERMINE THE BEST ORIENTATION OF THE PATCH TO GIVE YOU MAXIMUM SKIN COVERAGE.                               

STEP 2: PEEL THE TAPE BACKING OFF THE BACK OF THE PATCH TO THE POINT WHERE THE DEVICE "WINDOW" IS VISIBLE AND YOU HAVE ENOUGH AREA SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THE DEVICE AND TARGET PLACEMENT SITE. IF YOU TEAR THE BACKING, FOLD THE TEAR EDGE BACK SO IT DOES NOT STICK.

STEP 3: USING THE DEVICE WINDOW TO CENTER PATCH, PLACE THE PATCH WHERE IT IS BOTH ADHERING TO DEVISE TAPE AND YOUR SKIN SITE.                        

STEP 4: PRESS THE PATCH TO THE SKIN AND HOLD WHILE YOU REMOVE THE REMAINDER OF THE BACKING, ALIGN PATCH AS YOU GO. PRESS DOWN ON THE ENTIRE PATCH AREA. TRY NOT TO STRETCH THE TAPE TOO MUCH BEFORE IT FULLY ADHERES. iT MAY HELP TO HEAT SKIN AREA LIGHTLY WITH A BLOW DRYER BEFORE PLACEMENT OF PATCH AND AFTER TO HELP CURE THE ADHESIVE FASTER. (DO NOT OVER DO IT WITH THE HEAT)

STEP 5: HELP!  THE PATCH FOLDED ONTO ITSELF.  OK CALM DOWN, THE ADHESIVE WILL NOT SET IMMEDIATELY AND YOU DO HAVE TIME TO STRETCH IT OUT AND RE POSITION THE PATCH ON YOUR SKIN. TRY NOT TO STRETCH THE TAPE TOO MUCH.  

STEP 6: REMEMBER THE TAPE IS PRESSURE SENSITIVE SO PUSH ALL EDGES DOWN. OKAY, NOW WAIT A FEW HOURS TO ALLOW THE ADHESIVE TO ADHERE BEFORE HAVING FUN! HEAT FROM A HAIR DRYER WILL HELP SET THE INITIAL ADHESION. BEE CAREFUL THOUGH.

STEP 7: FINISH THE DESIGN. THERE WAS A CUTOUT WINDOW FOR THE DEVICE. PLACE THE CUT OUT TAPE OVER THE TRANSMITTER IN THE CORRECT ORIENTATION TO COMPLETE YOUR COOL DESIGN.

DAILY CARE OF YOUR PATCH IS NECESSARY TO HELP MAINTAIN A GOOD-LOOKING PATCH. AFTER SHOWERING OR WATER ACTIVITIES PLEASE PUSH DOWN THE PATCH EDGES AND SURROUNDING AREAS. TRY NOT TO WIPE AGAINST THE PATCH WITH YOUR TOWEL TOO MUCH. PATTING DOWN IS BETTER THAN RUBBING TOO HARD.

 

TO REMOVE A PATCH

OUR PRODUCT WAS DESIGNED TO STAY IN PLACE FOR A WEEK OR IF POSSIBLE longer, BUT EASY TO REMOVE. TO REMOVE START IN THE CENTER AND JUST PULL UP AT AN ANGLE AND TEAR OFF WHILE TRYING NOT TO PULL UP SENSOR TAPE ADHESION. WATER RESISTANT AND STRETCHABLE SO THERE MAY BE SOME LEFTOVER ADHESION ON YOUR SKIN. LOTIONS, OILS AND HAND SANITIZERS WITH SOME RUBBING ACTION WILL REMOVE ANY EXTRA ADHESIVE.

REMEMBER TO PUT A NEW PATCH ON AS NEEDED TO HELP YOUR SENSOR LAST LONGER, LOOK COOLER AND STAY SECURED IN PLACE SO YOU CAN DO MORE SENSOR RESTARTS AND SAVE MONEY!