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Tape and Water

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by coeen, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. coeen

    coeen Approved members

    Jan 23, 2012
    Currently we use hypafix tape on his site. It seems to slog off after awhile in the water.
    What other tape helps keep sites on after a long day in the water?
  2. Mommy For Life

    Mommy For Life Approved members

    Aug 29, 2011
    We found the same problem with hypafix. My dd wears her site on her arm so I have been using 3M Nexcare waterproof tape (I found it at target). I could only find 1 inch. I put some down over her site and wrap her arm in sport (vet) wrap I found at target too. We also use tagaderm+pad waterproof bandage. They work pretty well, but just to be safe I tape down the side that the insulin tube is coming out from with more Nexcare tape. The tagaderm isn't cheap, but for big water days it is worth getting.
  3. StacyMM

    StacyMM Approved members

    Oct 22, 2010
    We have really good luck with Hypafix (which is good because the kids hate the nice, clear, unobtrusive Opsite tape I keep trying to convince them to use) but we do put Skin-Tac under it.
  4. rgcainmd

    rgcainmd Approved members

    Feb 6, 2014
    I use Opsite Flexifix to cover my daughter's Dexcom sensor/transmitter (with a window cut out for the sensor) and have used Opsite Flexifix to cover my daughter's Pods. Both times the tape held up to water very well. (I also have my daughter wear a "Band for Life" over her Pod if it is on her arm.)
  5. Lori_Gaines

    Lori_Gaines Approved members

    Jul 10, 2013
    We use Tegaderm and have had pretty good success with it. It's also at Target and made by Nexcare.
  6. jacks101

    jacks101 Approved members

    Apr 19, 2013
    We also use Tegaderm with good results. If the Tegaderm starts to peel too much I gently stretch and remove it and put a fresh one on. We have a pool and our daughter swims daily and they really help extend the Dexcom's life. Our pharmacy was able to order a box of 100 for us at a much cheaper price than buying them six at a time off the shelf.
  7. Sarah Maddie's Mom

    Sarah Maddie's Mom Approved members

    Sep 23, 2007
    Opsite here.

    I like that it's thin, flexible and non-absorbent, so it never gets waterlogged.

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