Hello. My daughter is almost 6 and been on the MiniMed for about 2 months. She always gets her sets put on her butt somewhere, sides etc.
The problem we are having is when it is time to take it off. Usually we will soak it with baby oil, then have her take a bath and try to remove it in the bathwater.
Unfortunately, this takes about an hour with her. It is far too long to be off the pump and she gets all worked up from the "pain" etc. and by the time we are done, her bloodsugars are rediculously high (high 300's usually) for at least the next 12 hours if not more.
There has to be an easier way to change the set without NEEDING to take a bath.
Anyone have any suggestions? I'd greatly appreciate it.
Also, her bumps from her former sets are getting larger and bumpier after taking them out. Anything for these? What do you use before you put the set on? We have been using alcohol wipes. Good enough or is there something better?
Thank you so very much for any help with these matters!