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re: [IP] Help with rash
Sorry about the problems Ashley is having with
rashes and sets staying in. I had similar problems
also. Minimed sent me samples of different tape to
use w/ the softsets. Thru trial and error I have
found that either the IV 3000 or polyskin tapes work
and protect my skin if I apply it first then put the
softset thru it and the use the IV 3000 (with the hole
in the middle) over the set to keep it in. I can't
use the other tape that comes with the softset at all,
not even on top of the other tape because it is
extremely irritating to me.
Last week I received the quicksets and so far they
are great. The quicksets have a paper/cloth type of
tape already attached and I don't have to use anything
else to keep them on. I have been able to prep the
site area with just a plain alcohol swab and stick the
set on. Also I have been using my hips and upper
thighs because after about a day and a half, the sets
don't stay in my stomach well.
Hope this info is helpful to you & Ashley!
Mystie & Slinky =)
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 10:16:35 EDT
From: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] Help with rash
I am getting pretty frustrated with Ashley
rashing out from the tape. I'm
hoping someone here will have some secret on how
to get around this. We have
tried everything. You may remember I posted
about this a couple of weeks
ago. Well, since then we have tried different
tapes. Also we are using the
bard. I am thinking now that alot of the problem
maybe the tape around the
infusion set itself. What can we do about that?
Also another problem we are
having is that the sets are only lasting a day or
maybe 2. All of the sudden
Ashley will have a blood sugar of 400 or 500.
When I take the infusion set
off the canula is bent & laying against her skin.
How does this happen? I
can't see how it is getting out. It had to have
been inside in the first
place because her numbers start off good. This
has been happening pretty
frequently & I don't know what to do about it. I
will be calling minimed
today about both problems(again) but, was hoping
to get some help from some
people who actually may have some idea of what I
am going through.
Could you please also reply to me personally
about this. I am on digest.
Thanx so much.
Kim...........Mom of Ashley 10 yrs old(diabetic
for 5 years & pumping
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