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3 Summertime Tips for Site Management

Summertime often means higher temps and humidity, which can be tricky when wearing an infusion set and CGM, but don’t sweat. 😊 Here are a few of our top tips to help with site management. If you find that it’s harder to keep your infusion set or glucose sensor in place as temps and humidity begin to rise, here are a few things you can do that may help.

1. Proper site insertion is key.

2. Secure your site.

3. Consider more adhesive.

 

If you have specific questions for what will work best for you, be sure check in with your healthcare team. Happy sites, happy summer!

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

– Medtronic Diabetes insulin infusion pumps, continuous glucose monitoring systems and associated components are limited to sale by or on the order of a physician and should only be used under the direction of a healthcare professional familiar with the risks associated with the use of these systems.

– Successful operation of the insulin infusion pumps and/or continuous glucose monitoring systems requires adequate vision and hearing to recognize alerts and alarms.

Medtronic Diabetes Insulin Infusion Pumps

– Insulin pump therapy is not recommended for individuals who are unable or unwilling to perform a minimum of four blood glucose tests per day.

– Insulin pumps use rapid-acting insulin. If your insulin delivery is interrupted for any reason, you must be prepared to replace the missed insulin immediately.

Medtronic Diabetes Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Systems

– The information provided by CGM systems is intended to supplement, not replace, blood glucose information obtained using a home glucose meter. A confirmatory fingerstick is required prior to treatment.

– Insertion of a glucose sensor may cause bleeding or irritation at the insertion site. Consult a physician immediately if you experience significant pain or if you suspect that the site is infected.

 

For more information, please visit: MedtronicDiabetes.com/ISI.