Hi All. I joined this group in hoping for some help. I don't have diabetes myself but I have a husband who is T1 and a 6 year old son who was diagnosed May 31. He started pumping August 30, he uses the Sure-T infusion set. Does anyone else have any trouble with the hub for a Sure-T set staying put? We don't have a problem with the site itself because we put a clear IV dressing over the site but we can't do that for the hub. We have tried cleaning the area with an alcohol pad, an IV prep alcohol pad, cutting a hole in the center of the IV dressing that we use on the site. I talked to the education nurse we work with and she suggested getting some spray on antiperspirant but nothing seems to work. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you!
In the past when I used Sure T's, I cleaned the site for the disconnect with a
Alcohol and then applied a second IV 3000 and then attached the disconnect
Hope this helps
I found that the Tegaderm patches are much better than the IV. I don't bother cutting a hole. I just use either soap and water or a disinfectant to clean the site.
Don't use antiperspirant because they contain aluminum which is a heavy metal that is very bad if it gets in your body through absorption.
i use nexcare paper tape to keep things in place
i came across somewhere else here that that said the asthma inhalers kept skin irritation down