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[IP] Re: Skin-Tac?!
Hi Scott - Here's a link to one of several websites that provides purchasing info. on Skin-Tac "H". http://www.21stcenturymedical.com/skintachreg.html
A 4 oz bottle will last you a long time & removing any excess is easily done with rubbing alcohol (70%).
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_ Leszek Vincent
Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 10:19:16 -0400
From: Scott Strumello <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] Skin-Tac?!
I have a question. I use an Animas pump, but have been using the 8 mm
Distronic Ultraflex sets. I like them much better than the Animas
Comfort/Minimed Silouette sets. I find the Ultraflex more comfortable to put
in (perhaps because I have trouble finding an inch to pinch in the abdomen
area or anywhere else for that matter, and these go in at 90 degrees with a
very short introducer needle and cannula) and they have a slightly smaller
patch of adhesive. Sometimes, if I don't get the adhesive patch to lay
completely flat, then I find the adhesive around the edges starts to come
undone on the second day (after showering) before I've even gotten 2 days out
of the set. Most of the time, I can go the rest of the day without worrying
about it, but I had a set pull out last week (after 3 am, so my morning BG
wasn't too bad), but I'm concerned about going through sets too quickly (I'm
not even getting 2 days out of some of them) and its likely to become more of
a problem when I go on vacation and am waterskiing all week.
I've read that Skin-Tac adhesive which might work to re-adhere the edges and
hopefully get another day out of a 1-day old set. However, Animas does not
distribute Skin-Tac and I've had no luck finding medical supply places that
sell it. Does anyone know of anyplace who sells Skin-Tac adhesive, and if so
do you have a telephone number or website address? Alternatively, if anyone
knows of another adhesive that can be applied with a Q-Tip or something around
the edges, I'd welcome the suggestions. Thanks!
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