(A big Thank You to Gary (Stemwinder) for helping me figure out the posting system!)
I have had my T-Slim and Dexcom for a few months now. I quickly discovered that I was allergic to the adhesives they use. Specifically the Quick Set sets for my T-Slim and the default ones for Dexcom.
So I called my Endocrinologist and he prescribed Tegaderm barriers to go under the sites along with first using Skin-Tac wipes.
This seemed to work well enough for a good while but the last few weeks I have been having some pretty severe allergic reactions even using the skin-tac and Tegaderm.
Before, reactions were mild with just some pinkness to the skin and a little itching on the last day or after removal. I could usually mitigate the itching with a bit of cortisone spray.
Now, the skin gets very bright red and swollen, maybe 1/8". and the infusion site or sensor insertion site becomes incredibly sensitive and painful to the touch. If I itch at all, the skin will just slough off.
My sites now even if they are not terribly painful, remain red and irritated for about 4-5 days after I remove them.
I spoke with my endo previously and they said that Kaiser doesn't have contracts with another company that makes a supposedly more well tolerated set for the T-Slim.
So if anyone has some advice or suggestions I am open to listening. Just very frustrated and incredibly uncomfortable at this point.
I always shower and make sure I use Skin-Tac and then Tegaderm before I do my set insertions. Not sure if this matters, but trying to provide all information possible.
Thanks in advance!