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Re: [IPk] Prep wripes to take on Holiday...

Pampers baby wipes, the fragrance free for sensitive skin are not to soapy 
and I dont have a problem with sets sticking with them either. We are going 
to a camp site  in the Cotswolds soon, ( well its just a field in the middle 
of Bourton on the Water ) and the shower block is not the best I have ever 
seen, so these wipes come in handy. Good job its only for a few nights!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Diana Maynard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2008 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Prep wripes to take on Holiday...

> Good point, it depends on the wet wipe. I tend to use the facial makeup 
> removing ones (basic ones from Boots, kind of thing) which don't leave any 
> kind of residue. But the Wet Ones type do leave much more of a soapy 
> residue.
> I've been planning a trekking holiday in the desert where you basically 
> have no washing facilities for a week's trek, so wet wipes are the only 
> way to stay clean (and there's a lot of sand!) - hopefully I will do this 
> next year. No major concerns about the pump although I'd be interested to 
> know if anyone's done anything similar with the pump! Also I'm wondering 
> how I'm going to carry enough glucose etc for all the hypos which I'm sure 
> I'll be getting!
> Di
> Melissa Ford wrote:
>> Hi
>> If you use wet wipe things, you might want to follow up with an
>> alcohol swab to remove any residue from the wet wipe before applying
>> the set. A few years ago I had a set totally fail to stick to my skin
>> because of the soapy/moisturising residue from a wet wipe. That was
>> disappointing! Or you could just use alcohol swabs, no wet wipes...?
>> Melissa
>> Type 1 15+ years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 4.5 years
>>  On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 9:17 AM, Diana Maynard 
>> <email @ redacted>
>> wrote:
>>> Personally I'd just use any kind of wet wipe things you have, anything 
>>> that
>>> cleans the skin will be as good as a shower (which I guess is what you
>>> normally do).
>>> I wouldn't worry too much, unless you're prone to infections, in which 
>>> case
>>> you'll be using some kind of proper prep wipe anyway I imagine. I 
>>> changed an
>>> infusion set in the middle of a softball tournament yesterday, we'd been
>>> playing softball all day and I was certainly sweaty although not exactly
>>> covered in mud. I just took the old set out and stuck the new one in, 
>>> beside
>>> the pitch. No big deal really.
>>> Di
>> .
> .
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