A new study published in journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology states that medical devices are increasingly being reported to cause contact allergic dermatitis.
Allergic contact dermatitis caused by glucose sensors has been recently described in diabetes, mostly in adult patients. Isobornyl acrylate and N-N dimethylacrylamide are the potent causative agents. Here researchers selected type 1 diabetes patients, where the majority were children using insulin pump or glucose sensor systems mainly Dexcom G6®.
They found that the majority had relevant allergies and particularly allergy to isobornyl acrylate which was also found in the glucose sensor system Dexcom G6®.