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Mio infusion set for 640g

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by LilMissK90, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. LilMissK90

    LilMissK90 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hey guys I am pretty new to the Medtronic 640g pump and use the mio infusion sets.... I have found that the adhesive irritates my skin and after the first day of wearing it I find myself itching the site area and want to take it out. Any solutions to stop the irritation as love the mio sets.
    Thanks x
     
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    Pattipickle Type 1 · Member

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    Similar problems, I'd be interested in any help too.
     
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    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Is this the case for all the sites you have used?

    I use the quick set but I imagine its the same adhesive material they use.....

    I find it gets itchy at the three day mark, which is fortunate....
     
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    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    Hi @LilMissK90
    welcome to the forum :)

    I don't use that specific set but I used to get problems with skin irritation when I first started pumping

    I use a barrier spray -- Cavilon works really well for me.
    If you ask your GP -- you should be able to get it on prescription
     
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    hboyt Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Had a CGM (weekly change) before the pump for two weeks and almost made me go crazy with the itching!:inpain: Since i've had my pump and change it every 3 day it was red and itchy the first month or so then i must have gotten used to it since it doesn't now after having it for 6 months. I use the mio and 640g too :)
     
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    iHs · Well-Known Member

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    I think Cavilon can be bought from a pharmacy just in case GP is reluctant to prescribe. SkinSafe from Opus medical is good and a free sample can be posted. I also use LiftPlus to spray on sets that have a large adhesive patch on them and always use it to remove Dexcom sensors.
     
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  7. LilMissK90

    LilMissK90 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I have had the pump now for just over a month, almost every site is the same, I have sensitive skin anyway but maybe I will try cavillon then. keep changing the set every two days as can't stand the itching, not much helps any more ideas would be great.
    Thank you my lovelies xx
     
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