So…I want to say long story short. My son has been using the Medtronic 670g for about a year and a half now. This Feb ‘19 started the second year. Since the new year idk if Medtronic changed something in their adhesive or something changed in my son but he’s been having reactions to the tape that they send for the sensor. Nasty, smelly rashes were happening under the tape. I’d make sure the tape was sealed and I guess between him sweating or whatever was in the tape I would notice like fluid building up under the tape. Smh. I’d change the tape trying to preserve the sensor so it could last the full amount of days. Most times the sensor would knock out after two three days. Just a whole mess. This has been a uphill battle for months. On the phone with Medtronic, speaking to his doctor with their “suggestions”. Medtronics tape kits on back order, never receiving one. I’ve been reading and researching ordering different tapes. All this time having issues with the tape his A1C has been climbing and the dr and the Medtronic rep have been adjusting his carb ratio. Just mentally and emotionally draining.
Now as of recent I found a tape that is breathable and keeps the break outs down as much as possible. He still has a slight reaction behind the sensor where their adhesive is. I guess moisture gets trapped behind it…the tape I ordered from amazon it’s called Hypafix dressing retention sheet. I have to cut it, not a problem. But until this issue with him getting these reactions resolve the pump can’t work at its full potential and is negatively effecting his A1C. I know it’s stressing him out because he knows I’m stressed…any suggestions…??