Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Somerset, New Jersey, USA:

My daughter is four and has had type 1 diabetes for three years. She has been on an insulin pump for the last two years. Recently, she began scratching at the pump site which we always keep in her bottom and pulling the pump site out. She is a very bright, verbal child, who also has Down syndrome. Her skin is very sensitive. We use creams, have tried barriers, and are very frustrated by the lack of healing. Her endocrinologist simply suggested trying different creams, and mentioned her bottom shows no signs of problems other than the red, itchy skin. Any thoughts on how to keep the site better adhered to her skin and to keep it less rashy?


A pump educator has recommended Allkare Protective Barrier Wipes. In the U.S., call 1-800-422-8811. Another option is to insert the infusion set through IV 3000 dressing or Tegaderm.


Original posting 30 Aug 2004
Posted to Other


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:58
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.