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Re: [IP] Using Mastisol

 Does anyone have any other good ways of keeping their gear stuck on? I'm trying
to keep a CGM sensor on for 7 days and an omnipod on for 3 days. Currently, I
use Skin Tac to put them on and Tac Away to remove them. I've been using the
wipes, but may try the bottle given that that seems to be a more common

 I tried covering the CGM sensor with a 4"x4.75" piece of Tegaderm rather adding
extra glue. I don't seem to have the trick of getting the Tegaderm flat and
therefore sealed well all the way around. One day, water accumulated under it
during my shower, which made it sort of waterproof in the wrong direction
(keeping water in rather than out). Any thoughts on application technique?


On Jan 8, 2014, at 4:42 PM, "Ricca, Marie" <email @ redacted> wrote:

> Hi John H.  
> I use Mastisol straight from the bottle. I draw an oval above my naval to
> secure my DexG4, no applicator needed. Here's where I bought it from:
> Great stuff.
> Marie R.
 > Diabetic 52+ years, since age 5 on Animas Ping and Dexcom G4 pumping since
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of John H
> Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 10:25 AM
> To: Insulin Pumpers
> Subject: [IP] Using Mastisol
>  I have been using Skin Tac to secure my CGM sensors, but I want to try
> something else.
 > I am never sure if it's the reinforcing tape's adhesive or something else,
 > I keep finding skin irritations when I remove the sensors. I have switched
 > from Opsite Flexifix to Hypafix, and that seemed to help at first, but not
> my latest sensor.
> So I figure it's now time to try Mastisol instead of Skin-Tac.
> So here's the question.
> Skin Tac in the bottle comes with a very handy applicator brush.
> Mastisol, does not have anything similar.   It comes in a spray bottle,
 > which I don't think will work, a (expensive) 2 oz bottle and people seem to
> using q-tips to apply it.
> Finally, it comes in 2/3ml vials which claim to be single use.
> So, how are people who are using Mastisol actually applying it.
> Thanks!
> John H
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