Select an area of skin on the back of your upper arm that generally stays flat during normal daily activities (no bending or folding). Avoid areas with moles, scarring or tattoos.
Choose a site that is at least 2.5cm (1 inch) away from an insulin injection site. To prevent discomfort or skin irritation, you should select a different site other than the one most recently used. Wash the chosen site with soap and allow the skin to fully dry, before applying the sensor.
Open the sensor pack by peeling off the lid completely. Unscrew the cap from the sensor applicator and set the cap aside. Line up the dark mark on the sensor applicator with the dark mark on the sensor pack. On a hard surface, press firmly down on the sensor applicator until it comes to a stop. Place the sensor applicator over the prepared site and push down firmly to apply the sensor to your body. Gently pull the sensor applicator away from your body. The sensor should now be attached to your skin