From Strafford, New Hampshire, USA:
My daughter has had type 1 diabetes since age two and is now on an insulin pump (and we love it), but as summer is here and she is playing soccer (and will not be held back), we have had some tape issues (perspiration, etc). Our pediatric endocrinologist mentioned an IV prep pad used by hospitals for overly sweaty patients, called All Care. Do you have any idea as to a possible source?
I've had some patients use antiperspirant spray under the tape. I like Mastisol and Detachol, both of which are available in drug stores. The Masticol reallysticks and requires the Detachol to get off. Here in the humid South, the boys play football and even four straight hours of basketball in a hot gym with success.
[Editor's comment: See Products Available to help keep the infusion set on our skin at the Insulin Pumpers web site. SS]
Original posting 12 Jul 2001
Posted to Insulin Pumps
|Return to the Top of This Page|
Last Updated: (none)
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.