Keeping diabetes technology stuck in place, Funky Pumpers, Rock Tape

THE STICKING PLACE

Stick it on, keep it on: how to keep

on-body diabetes tech stuck in place.

Summer means that the heat is on and

all the usual troubles with keeping your

kit in place can be exacerbated as the

temperatures rise. These bits of kit -

sensors, transmitters, infusion sets, pump

pods or pumps - are stuck to our skin

and skin is a living thing. It has natural

oils, hairs and needs to breathe, so it's no

surprise that keeping your kit on can be a

challenge at any point, but summertime

really can be a beach, as it were.

Sun, sea, sand, sweat. No wonder

you might need some plans in place to

keep you kit on. You are likely to need to

get totally plastered! Have spares always

about your person so when the edge of

your sensor or infusion set or pumps stars

to peel off, you can stick it back down.

Get it right from the start: put on more

plasters than advised in the hope that you

can make it through the week that your

sensor is due to stay in place.

You can also prep the area you are

placing your sensor or pump on by using

Skin Tac, very sticky stuff that comes

packaged as wipes. £20 for 50 wipes.

Available from funkypumpers.com

There are lots of things out there that

can assist with sticking bits in place and

keeping them there. IV3000 Transparent

Dressing is an adhesive film that could

be used to cover and protect sensors.

Made by Smith&Nephew. Micropore is

also handy, this well-known surgical tape

comes various sizes. Both are widely

available.

Then there are items adapted from the

sports arena. Step up Rock Tape, which

does what is says on the tin, as they say.

Stuck between a rock and a hard tape,

your on-body techie lumps and bumps will

certainly stay the course if you choose to

use this stuff.

A widely used brand (so sticky it can

even be used on horses, but not to stick

monitors on them), it comes in various

colours, as well as some decorated tapes

in designs. Choose from tattoo, tiger and

biohazard. For 5m of the tape it's £13.50

for 5cm wide, and £24.20 for 10cm wide.

The brand also does a specific pre-cut

diabetes monitor patches, currently only in

beige. £20 for 15 patches.

rocktape.co.uk

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