Insertion Site Management

Product Suggestions

Note: This information is provided for the convenience of our customers. Any listing here does not constitute an endorsement of the manufacturer or the product quality. Medtronic is not responsible for the completeness or accuracy of product information. Availability may vary by country and region. Speak with your healthcare provider to determine the best options for your needs.

Preps & Wipes

Preps and wipes can be applied to clean skin before inserting an infusion set.

Important: Do not use skin prep wipes where the sensor goes into the skin, as inserting the sensor through any barrier may damage the sensor.

Preps and Wipes Contains Latex Available in Our Store Manufacturer
AllKare® Protective Barrier Wipes
Provides a barrier film layer on skin used under tapes, skin barriers, and adhesives to help protect against irritation and adhesive build-up. Consider using AllKare® Adhesive Remover. No No ConvaTec
Bard® Protective Barrier Film Wipes
A liquid that dries to form a breathable film that liquids can't penetrate. Protects against abrasion and friction. Consider using Bard® Protective Barrier Film Remover. No Buy Now C. R. Bard, Inc.
Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream
A concentrated, therapeutic cream that provides durable, long-lasting protection. Resists wash off and therefore requires less frequent applications. No No 3M
IV Prep Wipes

"Prep the site" with IV Prep for antiseptic cleansing to reduce irritation and to make the tape stick better.

NOTE: IV Prep should not be used to prep a glucose sensor insertion site.

No Buy Now Smith & Nephew, Inc.
No Sting Skin Prep®
Helps to protect skin from irritants. Unique non-sting formula can be used on intact or damaged skin. No Buy Now Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Skin-Prep® Wipes
Effective protection between tape and skin. Recommended for tape and film adhesion. Non-irritating. No Buy Now Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Skin-Tac
This hypo-allergenic wipe aids in the adhesion between skin and adhesive tape. Consider using Tac Away® Adhesive Remover. No Buy Now Torbot Group / Mason Labs
Tincture of Benzoin
Keeps tape sticky in wet or hot conditions. Available in spray or liquid. If you purchase the liquid, use a Q-tip to apply a small amount as needed. No No Various. Call your local pharmacy or medical supply house. May require special order.
Tapes & Adhesives

These can be used to help hold an infusion set or transmitter in place on your body.

Tapes and Adhesives Contains Latex Available in Our Store Manufacturer
Hollister 7730
Silicone adhesive that allows skin to breathe. Can be used on sensitive skin. No No Hollister, Inc.
Hypafix Tape
Non-woven fabric made from white polyester material and coated with hypoallergenic adhesive on quick-release backing paper. No No Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Hy-Tape®
A tape with zinc oxide that is waterproof and washable. Adheres to wet, oily, or hairy skin. No Buy Now Hy-Tape® International
IV3000
Clear, transparent tape dressing for covering infusion sets or sensor sites. No Buy Now Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Infusion Set IV3000
Clear, transparent tape dressing with a customized design to fit around the Quick-set, Silhouette, Sure-T, and mio infusion sets. Made with the same adhesive and film as IV3000. No Buy Now Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Mastisol®
Clear, non-irritating liquid adhesive. Available as pads and liquid. Consider using Detachol® Adhesive Remover with this product. No Buy Now Ferndale Laboratories, Inc.
Micropore Surgical Tape
An economical, general purpose, breathable paper surgical tape. Available in various sizes. No Buy Now 3M
Nexcare Durapore Durable Cloth Tape
Strong, durable, and multi-purpose, silk tape with excellent adhesion. Tears easily for application, is permeable, hypoallergenic, and comfortable. No No 3M
OpSite
Transparent waterproof dressing. No No Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Paper Tape
Economical, for general use. No No Various. Call your local pharmacy or medical supply house.
Polyskin II Transparent Dressing
Transparent dressings made of a thin polymer film coated with a hypoallergenic adhesive. A simple, effective delivery system allows one-handed application. No Buy Now Covidien
Tegaderm I.V. Transparent Film Dressing 1610
Transparent, water-resistant wound dressing. No Buy Now 3M
Transpore Surgical Tape
Clear, porous, plastic hypoallergenic surgical tape. Available in various sizes. No Buy Now 3M
Adhesive Removers

People with sensitive skin sometimes find the adhesive residue causes skin reactions after removal. Adhesive dissolvers can help with this issue.

Adhesive Removers Available in Our Store Manufacturer
AllKare® Adhesive Remover
Gently removes all adhesives including skin barriers, tapes and hydrocolloid dressings. No ConvaTec
Bard® Protective Barrier Film Remover
Convenient disposable wipes that effectively remove barrier films and adhesives. No C. R. Bard, Inc.
Detachol® Adhesive Remover
Non-irritating, alcohol free, and hypoallergenic liquid used to remove left over adhesive material from sensitive skin. No Ferndale Laboratories, Inc.
Tac Away® Adhesive Remover
For complete, effective removal of adhesive residue. Non-Acetone. Buy Now Torbot Group / Mason Labs
Uni-Solve
Designed to ease tape and adhesive dressing removal. Buy Now Smith & Nephew, Inc.

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