Diabetes skin care

KITLIVING

daily, sometimes exfoliating the skin, and

generally keeping hydrated in order to

keep skin healthy.

Back to the idea of keeping on-body

diabetes tech stuck on, there are items

out there that can help, but nearly all

have some drawbacks. There are barrier

sprays, such as Skinsafe and Cavilon

which, as the name says, create a barrier

between the skin and the product.

They seem to have been developed for

the entertainment industry for sticking

on special effects make-up, insulating

sensitive skin from harsh adhesives

before applying them. However, these

are not recommended for use by DSNs

as they are not available on prescription.

Users can fund for themselves.

Says Gallen, "It is possible to use nasal

steroid sprays, such as Beconase, on the

skin if the person has skin hypersensitivity.

Spray it on the site, then wait for it to dry

before putting the CGM on; it works

really well and does not appear to affect

CGM readings. It is also possible to use

topical steroid creams (or gels, mousses

or ointments), but these might need a

referral to a dermatologist if someone is

having severe allergic reactions."

As well as the skin having hairs, it also

has oil and sweat glands Says Gallen,

"People are inclined to put bandages over

sensors, but this can trap water which

then loosens adhesion. For those who

do a lot of swimming - or work or live in

places with high humidity or are athletes

and likely to sweat more - there is a

product called Skintac which can be used

to help to keep diabetes tech in place."

Low and slow

Another important factor to putting the

technology on, is taking it off. Says Gallen,

"We advise careful removal and say, 'take

it low and slow'. If you peel the item off

slowly, you'll damage the skin less and

stop any chemicals from the adhesion

enter the skin, which will irritate it."

Cavilon products from those masters of

adhesion, 3M: www.3m.co.uk

Skintac from Funky Pumpers

www.funkypumpers.co.uk

An example of contact

dermatitis caused by

wearing diabetes tech.

We advise careful removal and say, 'take it low and slow'. If you

peel the item off slowly, you'll damage the skin less and stop any

chemicals from the adhesion enter the skin, which will irritate it.

DSN Geraldine Gallen"

TOP TIPS

Inserting and keeping in place

• Employ site rotation

• Avoid where clothing will rub

on the technology which could

lead to discomfort

• Do not put on body bends or

curves, choose flat 'planes'

• Do not put on scar tissue, do

not use Cavilon et cetera

• Do not insert through tape

• Keep yourself hydrated to keep

your skin hydrated

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  8. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  9. Diabetes technology education
  10. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
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  12. Intellin, Chris Genders, diabetes health information app, Type 2 diabetes
  13. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
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  15. Spirit pharmacy national medicines dispensing service and advice for people with
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  17. Diabetes and coronovirus, diabetes Covid-19
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  19. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
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  21. Diabetes UK helpline
  22. Mike Kendall diabetes every day ups and downs, T1 resources
  23. Professor Partha Kar diabetes NHS sugar blog
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  28. Diabetes Medical ID, MediPal, Bulter and Grace diabetes ID
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  37. Insulet Omnipod DASH insulin pump with insulin pods, podders, Omnipod DASH Personal Diabetes Manager
  38. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free diabetes magazine, living with diabetes
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