Diabetes skin care

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SKIN DEEP

Skincare advice for injecting, infusion and CGM sites from DSN

Geraldine Gallen, getting the basics right. By Sue Marshall.

It's good to state from the

beginning what we're trying

to achieve by working with

people with diabetes when

it comes to looking after

their skin. It affects more than you

might initially consider, everything from

improved HbA1c, improved quality of

life, a reduction in the number of hypos

and when it comes to CGMs and insulin

pumps linked to CGM we're looking at

usage greater than 80% and a higher

time in range (greater than 70%).

As many as 40% of people who stop

using CGM do so due to skin reactions

such as scarring, contact dermatitis,

and lipohypertrophy - lumps, bumps

and dimples under the skin. At clinic

appointments (even virtual ones), your

HCP should look at the sites where you

are putting your technology on your body

and be able to advise you. Much of the

advice is similar to that for skincare for

injecting, other advice is more specific.

On the level

Users are advised to wear CGM infusion

sets and patch pumps on 'flat plains' on

the body - it is not good to put any of

these onto a curved body surface. Also,

there needs to be some subcutaneous

fat, or else there is the possibility of

persistent discomfort. So, this can be a

bit of a hinderance for the young or more

slender body types.

"It's also important," says DSN

Geraldine Gallen, "When talking about

CGM, to avoid compressing the sensor,

as this can lead to some false readings.

There is basically a choice between how

much adhesives you need to use to keep

the sensor in place versus putting too

much on and compressing the sensor."

[Also called pressure-induced sensor

attenuation, or PISA].

Beyond site-specifics such as

those above, there are the basics of

skincare, such as cleansing the skin

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