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JDRF Children's Congress 2019 / Getting Diabetes Gear to Stick

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Release Date: 07/09/2019

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Scroll to the bottom to see a list of items/products mentioned during this episode.

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Show Open/Tease

Stacey Welcome - Find out more about Project 50 in 50

JDRF Children's Congress Greater Western Carolinas Chapter Delegates

Community Connection Getting Gear to Stick:

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This list is full of brand name and generics. I’ve linked to a website when the brand has one. You may also want to try Amazon or ask your medical supply provider. Just as everyone’s skin is different, so is our health insurance. It’s possible that what works for you may actually be covered. Stranger things have happened.

I expect to edit & add to this list in the weeks and months to come. Hope it helps!

Sticky Wipes

These make the skin a bit tacky in order to give the material you put on top a better hold.

Skin Tac wipe or liquid

IV Prep wipe

Mastisol liquid

Stoma Care wipe w/aloe

Hollister skin gel

ReliaMed wipe

Tapes/Patches

Stay Put Medical Patches

Tegaderm film dressing

Opsite Flexifix transparent film

Hypafix dressing tape

RockaDex Dexcom patches

GrifGrips adhesive patch

Waterproof Bandaid

Wraps/Bands

Kinesiology Tape (Includes brand names KT Tape, Rock Tape, Vara Tape)

Vet Wrap

SleekSleeves

Bands4Life

Athletic Sleeves

Rash Guard/Swim shirt (cut to fit)

Misc.

EK Tools Tag Punch Classic (Dexcom-sized hole punch)

Dexcom & Libre Rash (Public Facebook Group)