From Somerset, New Jersey, USA:
My daughter is four and has had type 1 diabetes for three years. She has been on an insulin pump for the last two years. Recently, she began scratching at the pump site which we always keep in her bottom and pulling the pump site out. She is a very bright, verbal child, who also has Down syndrome. Her skin is very sensitive. We use creams, have tried barriers, and are very frustrated by the lack of healing. Her endocrinologist simply suggested trying different creams, and mentioned her bottom shows no signs of problems other than the red, itchy skin. Any thoughts on how to keep the site better adhered to her skin and to keep it less rashy?
A pump educator has recommended Allkare Protective Barrier Wipes. In the U.S., call 1-800-422-8811. Another option is to insert the infusion set through IV 3000 dressing or Tegaderm.
Original posting 30 Aug 2004
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Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:58
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