Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
November 7, 2001
Question from France:
I am writing in regards to many comments by people who have trouble with attaching the catheter. I do about seven hours per week of running and climbing, and my set stays in place for four to five days. I first wipe the skin where I am going to inject the catheter with ether or alcohol, and I put a Tegaderm adhesive. Only then do I inject the catheter over the Tegaderm in such a way that the cannula's adhesive does not touch the skin but only the Tegaderm. Works fine for me.
We also use Tegaderm under some of our sets. However, I would encourage changing the set every three days, cutting a small hole in the middle of the Tegaderm and inserting through that so that nothing from the Tegaderm is introduced as a foreign body into the skin.