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Tandem t slim control IQ

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by sammi4688, Jan 8, 2022.

  1. sammi4688

    sammi4688 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi I have been on the Tandem T-slim control IQ since August and it's really helping me. I am seeing alot of improvements in my blood sugars and I'm gaining alot more confidence.
    I just have a couple of issues. I wear the pump on my waist band and working as a nursery nurse I'm constantly bending down etc and it falls off my waist band. My stomach is quite round so the strap that you can wear around your stomach would not be something I could wear that would be comfortable.

    Also changing my pump tonight I've gone through four infusion sets as the adhesive wasn't sticking to my skin. I have emailed the company to let them know this but I'm just scared that now I will run out before my next order is due. Could it be. Faulty batch? Has anyone experienced this? Is there any sort of adhesive I can put on before I attach the pump to my skin?

    I would be really grateful if anyone can help x
    Thanks Sam xx
     
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  2. Hopeful34

    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't use this pump, but do use skin tac which makes your skin tacky to help cannulas stick better. Funky pumpers is the cheapest place I've found to buy it. Hope this helps.
     
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  3. sammi4688

    sammi4688 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Thank you very much I will try this x
     
  4. searley

    searley Type 1 · Moderator
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    I bought a t1 tactical holster as it has a proper belt loop that can not be pulled off in 14 months I've not had the pump work loose a single time... its not cheap but very much wort every penny

    As for adhesive mine always stick if I wash the area first but if you are having issues just order supplies early... maybe another cannula that is applied differently like trusteel
     
  5. sammi4688

    sammi4688 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Thank you
     
  6. searley

    searley Type 1 · Moderator
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    oh just to note a few times my dexcom has started to peel.. I use wig glue to put it back in place.. I don't over patch
     
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