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[IPp] IV 3000 patch


We used IV 3000 initially and it was great for extra security, but it is
expensive and I don't think most insurance plans cover it.  I found a
somewhat similar product called Hypafix dressing retention sheet.  You
can find it here:

It is $12.00 for 10 yards.  It comes in a roll (2" wide) and you can cut
it to fit your needs.  We use it whenever Rachel goes swimming.  I cut a
piece about 2.5" long, then I trace the button of an infusion set on it
and cut that out.  Then I place the adhesive sheet over the site and it
gives it a little extra holding ability in the water.  We've never had a
site come out in the water.

I also use Hypafix when I apply ElaMax anesthetic cream to the area
where I'm going to start a new site.  Then Rachel can do whatever she
wants for the time it takes the anesthetic to work.

The 10 yard roll lasts us several months, so it's a reasonable
investment.  I'll be happy to send you a sample of ours so you can check
it out if you want.  E-mail me off-list with your address if you want me
to do that (email @ redacted).

Mom to Rachel, 6 years old, dx 8/99, pumping Animas since 7/02

Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 13:19:56 -0600
From: "Jamie Anderson" <email @ redacted>
Subject: RE: [IPp] Re: Soaking in bath tub

 Tell me more about the IV 3000 patch. Does it go on before or after the
site dressing?? Where can I get it?? For some reason, we have trouble
with stomache sites coming undone around the edges-probably because of
clothing rubbing on it. Maybe this would help us.

Thank you,

Mom to Cleo 9~dx 3/04 ~Pumping Minimed since 11/15/04!
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