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!

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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

Gary

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

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