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Swimming and Pump Sets Don't Mix Well

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by foxa71, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. foxa71

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    Loving the swimming, but not loving how Erin's set falls off after a couple of times. We've had to cut swimming to twice a week. What do you guys use to keep those sets on?
     
  2. mommylovestosing

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    We use Mastisol. We spread it on before the site goes in (in a circle, not directly where the needle goes in...) and then dab it around the edge after it's in.
     
  3. denise3099

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    You can also try a set that doesn't connect at the site so you can cover it with tape. Flexifix is the best.

    YOu daughter is drop dead gorgeous, by the way--so cute! :)
     
  4. McKenna'smom

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    We use IV Frame tape over the inset. It helps keep it on while in the water.
     
  5. tom_ethansdad

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    We use skin tac. Apply it in a circle where the site is going to go, leaving an open donut for the canula and then insert the site.

    We tried various waterproof tapes and coverings and non worked as well as the additional adhesive that skin tac provides.
     
  6. sarahconnormom

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    We use Skin-Tac wipes. They work great and we very seldom use a site due to swimming. The handful we have lost were on the third day anyway and due for a change so it wasn't a big deal.
     
  7. hawkeyegirl

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    SkinTac does nothing for us with respect to water. We use Opsite Flexfix over the sites. Make sure you put it on a few hours before swimming so that it has time to adhere before you get it wet.
     
  8. slpmom2

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    We've had good luck with HyTape, which we get directly from MM.
     
  9. Beach bum

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    Here's what we do:

    Iv prep to clean the site
    Skin tac for extra stick

    Take in IV3000, fold it in half, cut a small triangle, big enough to go around a set, unfold you have a diamond.

    Put set on as usual. Don't plug in. Put on IV 3000 with diamond shaped opening going around set. Plug in.

    This gives extra adhesive to the set itself, but allows you to unplug easily.

    Some people will just put the IV3000 down and then the set over it, but we've found the sets will sometimes still peel off.
     
  10. slpmom2

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    I find it interesting that you like the IV3000 for water. Our experience has been that it's the least reliable in water of any of the adhesives we've tried. Haven't tried it with SkinTac, though - maybe that makes all the difference.
     
  11. hawkeyegirl

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    We find IV3000 worse than nothing in water. It bubbles up and peels the site off along with it.
     
  12. emm142

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    Me too. Well, I've only used it with sensors and the sensor didn't come off along with it, but IV3000 falls off me after about 40 minutes in water.
     

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