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Re: [IP] Tape Help???

> In a message dated 9/15/00 9:45:20 PM !!!First Boot!!!, 
> email @ redacted writes:
> << Why do you need to change every 2 to 2 1/2 days? Is it because
> bg's 
>  start to get high?? >>
> My son needs to change every 2 days because the tape starts to come
> off (he exercises A LOT) and the cannula will start to bend.  Also,
> he's a big kid and uses a lot of insulin and the site wouldn't last
> 3 days.

from the archives

> Anyone have any suggestions on how to keep the tape on while
> swimming.  J.D. has only been in the water once because the tape
> comes off and then he looses his sight.  He will only go swim on
> days that he changes his sets.

experiment with several tapes

Kendall Polyskin II

and try various skin preps
Smith & Nephew IV prep

Tincture of Benzoine

make sure to let the skin preps dry throughly.

The set + tape is best applied after a shower with real clean skin. If
sweat is a problem, prep the area first with a stick anti-perspirant
and let dry -- wipe any excess off, then prep as normal with other

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