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Re: [IPk] Tegaderm

Hi Jackie,

 I use tegaderm as a barrier for when my psoriasis flairs up. I just apply the
Tegaderm wait a few minutes then insert the infusion set (I use quicksets) as
normal, I have never had a problem with it.

 Looking at the post that Lisa originally sent you can get sets that come with
no adhesive, she could try one of these instead and use an adhesive that her son
is not sensitive to secure it
I hope this helps.

 Stuart Chadwick.

 Diabetic T1 19 Years, Paradigm 715 user 1 year 4 months, Carelink user, and
occasional CGMS User.

----- Original Message ----
From: Jackie Jacombs <email @ redacted>
To: Insulin Pump List <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, 25 June, 2008 7:49:58 PM
Subject: [IPk] Tegaderm

Hi All

Had the question below from a list member on the UK CWD list
If one uses Tegaderm as a barrier under the infusion sets it is OK to insert
the cannula through it, or should one make a hole?

We've never had a problem with sets so never had to use any barriers.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lisa Hirst 
> Sent: 25 June 2008 18:44
> To: email @ redacted; CWD
> Subject: [CWD UK] Tegaderm
> Hi Jacqui and anyone else with experience of tegaderm
> Matthew had a skin reaction when we tried out the pump a few weeks 
> ago.  Jacqui very kindly went me some tegaderm patches to try which 
> worked beautifully on Matty - we left it on two days with no 
> reaction, although not with the pump yet.  We had our regular hosp 
> appointment this week (hba1c 8.8  so I mentioned the tegaderm being a 
> possibility of using with the pump, but they weren't happy with this 
> because they thought it would effe
ly be "injected" into the body 
> when you insert the canula.  They have only ever seen it used as a 
> dressing.  What are your thoughts on this?  I had never thought of 
> this. Surely this would apply to anything else used - eg spray, cream 
> etc.  UCLH must know what they are doing (?)
> Lisa
> Mum to Matty aged 9 (dx 2005) and Fraser aged 12, married to 
> Alastair. Under Cheltenham hospital at Cirencester clinic.
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